Crafts in the Early Isin Period

A Study of the Isin Craft Archive from the Reigns of Išbi-Erra and Šū-Ilišu

Author: Am Vanadeamieroop

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

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Category: History

Page: 159

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La presente synthese porte sur 920 tablettes qui forment un ensemble tout a fait unique dans la documentation cuneiforme. Couvrant une periode de 33 ans, elles datent du tout debut de l'histoire politique d'Isin (regnes d'Isbi-Erra et de Su-ilisi), en un temps ou ce royaume se situe encore dans la droite ligne de la tradition d'Ur. Elles documentent l'activite d'un atelier, l'auteur montrant de facon convaincante qu'il faut comprendre gis-kin-ti comme signifiant un lieu et non pas la fonction d'artisan. Quatre branches d'activites artisanales etaient representees au sein de cet atelier: le travail du bois, du roseau et du textile. Les tablettes mettent en valeur les differentes etapes du travail, autour desquelles l'auteur construit son etude, qu'il complete par l'analyse de plusieurs titres et fonctions. Cette synthese sur l'activite des artisans d'Isin exploite d'une maniere exhaustive un exceptionnel lot d'archives.

Economy and Society in Northern Babylonia in the Early Old Babylonian Period (ca. 2000-1800 BC)

Author: Anne Goddeeris

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

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Category: Political Science

Page: 451

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Early Old Babylonian economy and society are analyzed in this volume. The first part presents all the relevant cuneiform documents published before 2002, about 1200 in number. As far as possible, the texts are situated in their original archival context. A short summary of the content of each of them is given and, if necessary, there is an accompanying discussion of specific problems. Each reconstructed archive is followed by a description of the activities recorded in it and by a study of its protagonists. A family tree is often added to clarify the history of the archive. In the second part of the volume, the data presented in the archival study are integrated in a comprehensive analysis of the early Old Babylonian economy. Aspects of economy, such as land and labor management, trade, crafts and credit are evaluated and situated in their specific historical context.

Imperial Peripheries in the Neo-Assyrian Period

Author: Craig W. Tyson

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

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Category: Social Science

Page: 319

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Though the Neo-Assyrian Empire has largely been conceived of as the main actor in relations between its core and periphery, recent work on the empire’s peripheries has encouraged archaeologists and historians to consider dynamic models of interaction between Assyria and the polities surrounding it. Imperial Peripheries in the Neo-Assyrian Period focuses on the variability of imperial strategies and local responses to Assyrian power across time and space. An international team of archaeologists and historians draws upon both new and existing evidence from excavations, surveys, texts, and material culture to highlight the strategies that the Neo-Assyrian Empire applied to manage its diverse and widespread empire as well as the mixed reception of those strategies by subjects close to and far from the center. Case studies from around the ancient Near East illustrate a remarkable variety of responses to Assyrian aggression, economic policies, and cultural influences. As a whole, the volume demonstrates both the destructive and constructive roles of empire, including unintended effects of imperialism on socioeconomic and cultural change. Imperial Peripheries in the Neo-Assyrian Period aligns with the recent movement in imperial studies to replace global, top-down materialist models with theories of contingency, local agency, and bottom-up processes. Such approaches bring to the foreground the reality that the development and lifecycles of empires in general, and the Neo-Assyrian Empire in particular, cannot be completely explained by the activities of the core. The book will be welcomed by archaeologists of the Ancient Near East, Assyriologists, and scholars concerned with empires and imperial power in history. Contributors: Stephanie H. Brown, Anna Cannavò, Megan Cifarelli, Erin Darby, Bleda S. Düring, Avraham Faust, Guido Guarducci, Bradley J. Parker

Interpreting Judean Pillar Figurines

Gender and Empire in Judean Apotropaic Ritual

Author: Erin Darby

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

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Category: Religion

Page: 624

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"Judean Pillar Figurines regularly appear in discussions about Israelite religion, monotheism, and female practice. Erin Darby uses Near Eastern texts, iconography, the Hebrew Bible, and the archeology of Jerusalem to explore figurine function, the gender of figurine users, and the relationship between Judean figurines and the Assyrian Empire"--Back cover.

Sargonic and Pre-Sargonic Cuneiform Texts in the Yale Babylonian Collection

Author: Benjamin R. Foster

Publisher: ISD LLC

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Category: History

Page: 220

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This volume publishes hand copies of 292 cuneiform texts in the Yale Babylonian Collection dating to the Sargonic and Pre-Sargonic periods. It continues publication of the Pre-Ur III texts begun by George Hackman and Ferris Stephens in the series Babylonian lnscriptions in the Collection of J. B. Nies, volume 8. The tablet copies presented here include accounts and records from Isin, Nippur, Shuruppak, Umma, Zabala, Girsu, Umma, Lagash, Eshnunna, and Kish, as well as the Mesag archive.

The Coinage of the Phoenician City of Tyre in the Persian Period (5th-4th Cent. BCE)

Author: Josette Elayi

Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers

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Category: Social Science

Page: 640

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Here is the long-awaited corpus on Tyrian coinage in the Persian period (4th-5th cent. BCE), containing a chronological catalogue of 1,814 silver and bronze coins. Besides the usual numismatic analysis (monetary production, volume of emissions, manufacturing techniques and processes...), the authors have also studied the monetary inscriptions and iconography. They focused on using their own statistical data, reaching many interesting metrological conclusions. The Tyrian workshop was innovative, in that around 388 BCE it inaugurated a yearly dating system. This book is also an important historical volume on Tyre and on the Persians' western policy, based on the results of a numismatic analysis, combined with all the other sources: in particular, the city's significant difficulties in the first part of the 4th cent. and its prosperity during the reign of King Ozmilk (347-333/2), in stark contrast to the decay of Sidon at that time.

Har-pa-chered (Harpokrates)

Author: Sandra Sandri

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

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Category: History

Page: 350

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Eine Besonderheit der gyptischen Religion sind Gtter in Kindgestalt. Dazu zhlt das Horuskind, das bereits seit dem Alten Reich in verschiedenen Texten, wie den Pyramidentexten oder medizinischen Texten, erwhnt wird. Als eigenstndige Gottheit mit festgelegter Ikonographie und einem nachweisbaren Kult is der Knabe erst seit dem Anfang der 3. Zwischenzeit unter dem gyptischen Namen Har-pa-chered (Horus-das-Kind) belegt. Seine grte Bedeutung erlangt dieser Kindgott, der mit der griechischen Bezeichnung Harpokrates auch ber die Grenzen gyptens hinaus verehrt wird, in der Ptolemer- und Kaiserzeit. In der vorliegenden Studie werden erstmals die erhaltenen Darstellungen und Texte zu Har-pa-chered aus den gyptischen Tempeln und Siedlungen (Tempelreliefs und -texte, Statuetten, Stelen, Priestertitel, theophore Personennamen u.a.) in einem Katalog und mehreren Tabellen zusammengestellt. Ihre Auswertung gibt Aufschluss ber die Geschichte des Har-pa-chered, ber seinen Platz in der gyptischen Gtterwelt und nicht zuletzt ber seine Bedeutung und Funktion fr die Glubigen und den Pharao.

Apokalyptik und Ägypten

eine kritische Analyse der relevanten Texte aus dem griechisch-römischen Ägypten

Author: Bernd Ulrich Schipper

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 326

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Im vorliegenden Sammelband werden Neuubersetzungen und zum Teil Erstpublikationen von Quellen vorgelegt, die im Kontext religionsgeschichtlich-theologischer Apokalyptikforschung von Bedeutung sind: die Demotische Chronik (Heinz Felber), das Lamm des Bokchoris (Heinz Josef Thissen), das Topferorakel (Ludwig Koenen), der Traum des Nektanebos (Jorg-Dieter Gauger und Kim Ryholt), eine Passage aus den Ostraka des Hor und ein bislang unpublizierter Text aus dem Tebtynis-Tempelarchiv (Joachim Friedrich Quack). Dabei zeigte sich, dass die Texte nicht - wie oft postuliert - auf direktem Wege mit der antik-judischen Apokalyptik verbunden werden konnen, sondern vielmehr auf indirektem, indem sie eine Transformation kulturimmanenter Hoffnungsvorstellungen belegen, die durch die zeit-, geistes- und religionsgeschichtliche Situation im 3. und 2. Jh. v. Chr. ausgelost wurde (u.a. Frage des geistigen Widerstandes).

Coptology

Past, Present, and Future : Studies in Honour of Rodolphe Kasser

Author: Søren Giversen

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 369

View: 863

This volume is a compilation of 28 contributions, predominantly in German, but also in English and French, and is dedicated to R. Kasser. To honour his 65th birthday, colleages and pupils have chosen 5 themes on coptology. The first is concerned with coptic art, archaeology and inscriptions. The second chapter shows some aspects of theology and church history. The third theme is concerned with the history of religions. The book also includes 6 articles on various linguistic aspects of coptic. A last chapter deals with some coptic manuscripts and editions in the field of theology and history of religions.