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Author Steinkeller, Piotr,
Title History, Texts and Art in Early Babylonia Three Essays / Piotr Steinkeller.
Imprint Berlin/Boston De Gruyter 2017.

Author Steinkeller, Piotr,
Series Studies in Ancient Near Eastern Records (SANER) ; 15.
Studies in Ancient Near Eastern Records (SANER) ; 15.
Subject Art, Assyro-Babylonian.
Civilization, Assyro-Babylonian.
Babylonia -- History.
Iraq -- History -- To 634 -- Kings and rulers.
Alt Name Walter de Gruyter Inc.,
Description Online-Ressourcen, 269 Seiten.
Note Lizenzpflichtig.
Archivierung/Langzeitarchivierung gewährleistet pdager.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Preface -- Essay 1 -- Writing, Kingship and Political Discourse in Early Babylonia: Reflections on the Nature and Function of Third Millennium Historical Sources -- Appendix 1: The Priest-King of Uruk Times -- Essay 2 -- The Divine Rulers of Akkade and Ur: Toward a Definition of the Deification of Kings in Babylonia -- Appendix 2: The Roundlet of Naram-Suen -- Essay 3 -- Mythical Realities of the Early Babylonian History (or the Modern Historian and the Native Uses of History Past) -- List of Abbreviations -- Bibliography -- Index -- List and Sources of Illustrations.
Summary These essays represent a summation of Piotr Steinkeller's decades-long thinking and writing about the history of third millennium BCE Babylonia and the ways in which it is reflected in ancient historical and literary sources and art, as well as of how these written and visual materials may be used by the modern historian to attain, if not a reliable record of histoire événementielle, a comprehensive picture of how the ancients understood their history. The book focuses on the history of early Babylonian kingship, as it evolved over a period from Late Uruk down to Old Babylonian times, and the impact of the concepts of kingship on contemporaneous history writing and visual art. Here comparisons are drawn between Babylonia and similar developments in ancient Egypt, China and Mesoamerica. Other issues treated is the intersection between history writing and the scholarly, lexical, and literary traditions in early Babylonia; and the question of how the modern historian should approach the study of ancient sources of "historical" nature. Such a broad and comprehensive overview is novel in Mesopotamian studies to date. As such, it should contribute to an improved and more nuanced understanding of early Babylonian history.
Note In English.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 30. Jun 2017).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781501504778
ISBN/ISSN 10.1515/9781501504778
OCLC # 992506896
Additional Format Erscheint auch als 9781501504808.
Erscheint auch als Online-Ausgabe 9781501504754.
Erscheint auch als Druck-Ausgabe History, Texts and Art in Early Babylonia Boston : Walter de Gruyter, 2017 225 Seiten, 9 Illustrationen, 26 Illustrationen (DE-101)112351805X.
Elektronische Reproduktion von 9781501513305.

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