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Author Worthington, Martin.
Title Principles of Akkadian textual criticism / Martin Worthington.
Imprint Boston : De Gruyter, [2012]

Author Worthington, Martin.
Series Studies in ancient Near Eastern records, 2161-4155 ; v. 1
Studies in ancient Near Eastern records ; v. 1.
Subject Assyro-Babylonian literature -- Criticism, Textual.
Akkadian language.
Transmission of texts.
Akkadian language -- Writing.
Akkadian philology.
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Errors of many kinds abound in Akkadian writings, but this fact's far-reaching implications have never been unraveled and systematized. To attempt this is the aim of this book. Drawing on scholarship from other fields, it outlines a framework for the critical evaluation of extant text and the formulation of conjectural emendations. Along the way, it explores issues at the interface of orthography, textual transmission, scribal education, grammar, literacy, and literary interpretation.--Cover.
Contents Frontmatter -- Preface -- Contents -- Abbreviations -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Some issues of method -- 3 Mechanisms of textual change -- 4 Some patterns in orthography-phonology-morphology -- 5 How easily were scholarship and literature sight-read in the first millennium? -- 6 Some issues of edition and interpretation -- 7 Summary -- 8 References -- Alphabetical index (selective) -- Index locorum.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1614510563 (electronic bk.)
9781614510567 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 812253918
Additional Format Print version: 1614510512 9781614510512

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