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Conference Rencontre assyriologique internationale (60th : 2014 : Warsaw, Poland), creator.
Title Fortune and misfortune in the Ancient Near East : proceedings of the 60th Rencontre assyriologique internationale at Warsaw 21-25 July 2014 / edited by Olga Drewnowska and Małgorzata Sandowicz.
Imprint Winona Lake, Indiana : Eisenbrauns, 2017.
©2017

Subject Assyriology -- Congresses.
Civilization, Assyro-Babylonian -- Congresses.
Fortune -- Middle East -- History -- Congresses.
Alt Name Drewnowska, Olga,
Sandowicz, Małgorzata,
Uniwersytet Warszawski,
Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 420 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary In the week between July 21 and 25, 2014, the University of Warsaw hosted more than three hundred Assyriologists from all over the world. In the course of five days, nearly 150 papers were read in three (and sometimes four) parallel sessions. Many of them were delivered within the framework of nine thematic workshops. The publication of most of these panels is underway, in separate volumes. As is usually the case, the academic sessions were accompanied by many opportunities for social interaction among the participants, and there was time to enjoy the historical and cultural benefits of Warsaw. Special honor was accorded to two American Assyriologists whose origins can be traced to Warsaw, Piotr Michalowski and Piotr Steinkeller, and a special session to recognize their contributions to the study of ancient Mesopotamia was organized. In this book are presented papers on the main theme of the meeting, "Fortune and Misfortune in the Ancient Near East." The 31 essays are organized into 5 sections: (1) plenary presenations on "What Is Fortune? What Is Misfortune?"; (2) humanity and fortune/misfortune and luck, with discussion of specific examples; (3) additional papers on definitions of fortune and misfortune; (4) the effects on city and state; and (5) God and temple.
Note English; 1 contribution in French, 1 contribution in German.
Contents Part 1. t What is fortune? What is misfortune? Luck, fortune, and destiny in ancient Mesopotamia, or how the Sumerians and Babylonians thought of their place in the flow of things / Piotr Steinkeller -- The concept of "misfortune" in Sumerian wisdom literature / Jacob Klein -- Man's fate : divine responsibility for human welfare in *atti / Gary Beckman. Part 2. Man. Fortune and misfortune of the individual : some observations on the sufferer's plaint in Ludlul bēl nēmeqi II 12-32 / Tzvi Abusch -- On the fortune, or misfortune, of having children : the abundance of children according to the omen text K. 6404 / Nils P. Heessel -- Gendering for fortune and misfortune : ritual gender assignment in the ancient Near East / Kathleen McCaffrey -- Why did Paškuwatti's patient fail in the matrimonial bed? / Zsolt Simon -- Introduction aux symptômes mentaux en Mésopotamie / Magalie Parys -- Legal remedies against misfortune : evasion, legal fiction, and sham transactions in late Bronze Age Emar / Lena Fijałkowska -- Hierarchy at the Hittite court / Tayfun Bilgin -- Fortunes and misfortunes of messengers and merchants in the Amarna letters / Graciela Gestoso Singer -- Made men : rich slaves of the Nūr-Sîns and the Egibis / Benjamin Dromard -- Betting on the right horse : loyalty in the early years of the Neo-Babylonian Empire / Yuval Levavi. Part 3. King. The origins of the LUGAL office / Petr Charvát -- Ups and downs in the career of Enmerkar, King of Uruk / Dina Katz -- "Šulgi, Mighty Man, King of Ur" / Tonia Sharlach -- The fate of Yasma+-Addu, the King of Mari / Rafał Koliński -- Finding the good genius in your bowl / Daniel Bonneterre -- The royal adoption scene in Ugaritic and biblical texts / Joanna Töyräänvuori -- "One epic or many?" Das Tukultī-Ninurta-Epos zum Ersten, zum Zweiten und zum -- ? / Stefan Jakob. Part 4. City and state. Climate change, the Mardu wal, and the fall of Ur / Minna (Lönnqvist) Silver -- Regional differences in middle Assyrian / Jacob Jan de Ridder -- The Anatolian and Iranian frontiers : analyzing the foreign policy of the Assyrian Empire under Esarhaddon / Selim Ferruh Adali -- Finis Assyriae : the fall of the Assyrian state, or the fall of the Assyrian civilisation? / Stefan Zawadzki -- Fortune and politics : Nabopolassar's campaigns in 616-615 B.C.E. and his alliance with Media / Kabalan Moukarzel -- More about the crisis in Uruk / Radosław Tarasewicz. Part 5. God and temple. Don't insult Inana! Divine retribution for offense against common decency in the light of new textual sources / Jana Matuszak -- Fortune and misfortune of the eagle in the myth of Etana / Evelyne Koubková -- Within the Ekur : Sitz im Leben for a literary topos regarding Nintur / Mark A. Avila, Marcel Sigrist, and Uri Gabbay -- Some remarks on the archaeology of Ekur of Nippur during post-Kassite times / Bernhard Schneider.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781575064666 (electronic bk.)
1575064669 (electronic bk.)
9781575064659
1575064650
OCLC # 987250947
Additional Format Print version: Rencontre assyriologique internationale (60th : 2014 : Warsaw, Poland), creator. Fortune and misfortune in the Ancient Near East 9781575064659 (DLC) 2016039641 (OCoLC)962442414