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The World s Oldest Literature: Studies in Sumerian Belles-lettres (Hardback)

William W. Hallo

Edité par Brill, Netherlands, 2009
ISBN 10: 9004173811 / ISBN 13: 9789004173811
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Titre : The World s Oldest Literature: Studies in ...

Éditeur : Brill, Netherlands

Date d'édition : 2009

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. To propogate the invention of writing, the Sumerians established scribal schools which preserved and transmitted the accumulated wisdom of the past, usually in poetic form. The literature thus created has been studied by the author for half a century. His conclusions, often also important for biblicists, are here assembled in one volume for the first time. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9789004173811

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Synopsis : To propogate the invention of writing, the Sumerians established scribal schools which preserved and transmitted the accumulated wisdom of the past, usually in poetic form. The literature thus created has been studied by the author for half a century. His conclusions, often also important for biblicists, are here assembled in one volume for the first time.

A propos de l'auteur: William W. Hallo is the William M. Laffan Professor of Assyriology and Babylonian Literature Emeritus and former Curator of the Babylonian collection at Yale University. He holds degrees from Harvard (BA, 1950), Leiden (Candidatus Litterarum Semiticarum 1951) and Chicago (MA 1953 and Ph.D. 1955 in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures). He is author or co-author of The Book of the People (1991), Scripture in Context (4 vols. 1980-1991), Heritage: Civilization and the Jews (2 vols. 1984), Sumerian Archival Texts (1973), The Ancient Near East: A History (1971), The Exaltation of Inanna (1968), and Early Mesopotamian Royal titles (1957). He previously taught at Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, and has been Visiting Professor at Kassel (Germany), Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

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