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Gelb, Ignace J. (Ignace Jay) 1907-1985

Overview
Works: 236 works in 966 publications in 11 languages and 7,845 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Sources  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Collector, Contributor, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Recipient
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Most widely held works by Ignace J Gelb
A study of writing by Ignace J Gelb( Book )

173 editions published between 1952 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 2,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A discussion of the general principles governing the use and evolution of writing"--Jacket subtitle
Assyrian dictionary by University of Chicago( Book )

26 editions published between 1956 and 2003 in English and Akkadian and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The CAD project was initiated in the early 1920s, not long after James Henry Breasted founded the Oriental Institute in 1919, and barely one hundred years after the decipherment of the cuneiform script. This initial decipherment, and the soon-to-follow achievements in understanding the languages in which the hundreds of thousands of clay tablets were inscribed, opened an unsuspected treasure-house for the study and appreciation of one of the world's oldest civilizations. The Chicago Assyrian Dictionary was conceived to provide more than lexical information alone, more than a one-to-one equivalent between Akkadian and English words. By presenting each word in a meaningful context, usually with a full and idiomatic translation, it recreates the cultural milieu and thus in many ways assumes the function of an encyclopedia. Its source material ranges in time from the third millennium b.c. to the first century a.d., and in geographic area from the Mediterranean Sea in the west to the Zagros Mountains in the east. With sixteen of the projected twenty-one volumes published and the remaining volumes in various stages of preparation, with close to two million file cards - a database which is continually updated and which is accessible to scholars and students who wish to consult it - the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary has become an invaluable source for the study of the civilizations of the ancient Near East, their political and cultural history, their achievements in the sciences of medicine, astronomy, mathematics, and linguistics, and not least the timeless beauty of their poetry. - Publisher
Glossary of Old Akkadian by Ignace J Gelb( Book )

22 editions published between 1957 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Glossary presents a picture of the Old Akkadian lexicographical material from the oldest times down to the end of the Third Dynasty of Ur. Two terms need an explanation. The term "glossary" contains words collected for the use of the Assyrian Dictionary, ordered according to form and rough semantic grouping, with translations intended solely to serve as a guide to future investigators of the meanings. The term "Akkadian" embraces probably more than the term implies since the Glossary includes a number of entries used as loanwords in Sumerian, which may have been borrowed not from Akkadian but from other Semitic languages spoken in Mesopotamia or in the neighboring areas
Hurrians and Subarians by Ignace J Gelb( Book )

25 editions published between 1944 and 1974 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sequential reconstruction of Proto-Akkadian by Ignace J Gelb( Book )

9 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sargonic texts in the Louvre Museum by Ignace J Gelb( Book )

18 editions published in 1970 in English and Akkadian and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents transliterations of all the unpublished Sargonic material in the Louvre Museum except that from Lagash and Susa. Nearly all the texts are administrative documents concerning animals (mainly sheep and goats, but also bovines) and grain (especially threshed barley). Twenty-one witnessed tablets make up a very important group of legal texts. One school exercise is included. Most of the texts come from clandestine excavations at Umma. Included in this volume are indices of proper names and a catalogue of texts. Fifty-eight tablets are presented in photographic reproduction
Sargonic texts in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford by Ignace J Gelb( Book )

20 editions published in 1970 in English and Akkadian and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents transliterations of texts in the Ashmolean Museum, most of which are from Kish and Umm-el-Jir, near Kish. A few texts of unknown origin have also been included. The majority of these tablets are standard administrative texts such as are found in other great collections of Sargonic texts from Gasur, the Diyala region, Lagash, and Susa. A small but important group of texts consists of contracts or memos concerning contractual agreements. Other types of texts are also represented, including letters, orders, school exercises, and one incantation. This is the first collection of Sargonic texts from northern Babylonia. One of the most important contributions of the Kish and Umm-el-Jir texts is the light they shed on the geography and ethno-linguistic background of Babylonia; forty geographic names are mentioned, the most common being Mugdan, which may represent the ancient name of Umm-el-Jir. Indices of proper names and a catalogue of texts are included. One hundred and thirteen tablets are presented in photographic reproduction
Old Akkadian writing and grammar by Ignace J Gelb( Book )

34 editions published between 1952 and 1973 in English and Akkadian and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present study of Old Akkadian writing and grammar is based on sources fully listed and discussed, with references to sources, published and unpublished, in the Old Akkadian glossary published as MAD 3
Nuzi personal names by Ignace J Gelb( Book )

22 editions published between 1943 and 1963 in 3 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sargonic texts from the Diyala region by Ignace J Gelb( Book )

23 editions published between 1952 and 1962 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The publication of this volume marks the beginning of a new philological series entitled Materials for the Assyrian Dictionary. The new series is supposed to take care of the publication of a large number of manuscripts that have been prepared for the use of the Assyrian Dictionary in the last few years. They pertain chiefly to local and dialectal glosaries, reconstructions of Sumero-Akkadian lexical series, and transliterations and translations of new or badly treated texts
Earliest land tenure systems in the Near East : ancient Kudurrus by Ignace J Gelb( Book )

27 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Akkadian and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hittite hieroglyphs by Ignace J Gelb( Book )

34 editions published between 1931 and 1982 in English and German and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inscriptions from Alishar and vicinity by Ignace J Gelb( Book )

11 editions published in 1935 in English and Sumerian and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Akkadian inscriptions in Chicago Natural History Museum; texts of legal and business interest by Ignace J Gelb( Book )

12 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hittite hieroglyphic monuments by Ignace J Gelb( Book )

25 editions published between 1929 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computer-aided analysis of Amorite by Ignace J Gelb( Book )

11 editions published in 1980 in English and Semitic and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die altakkadischen Königsinschriften des dritten Jahrtausends v. Chr. by Ignace J Gelb( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in German and Akkadian and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joint expedition with the Iraq Museum at Nuzi by Edward Chiera( Book )

4 editions published in 1934 in Akkadian and English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Akkadian writing and grammar by Ignace J Gelb( Book )

9 editions published between 1900 and 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Syro-Mesopotamian studies, a preface by Giorgio Buccellati( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Gelʹb. I. E.

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Gelb, I. J. (Ignace Jay), 1907-1985

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Gelb, Ignace J. (Ignace Jay), 1907-1985

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Gelb, Ignace Jay 1907-1985

Gelʹb, Ignacij E. 1907-1985

Gelb, Ignacy 1907-1985

Ignace Gelb Amerikaans antropoloog (1907-1985)

Ignace Gelb assyriologue, archéologue, professeur à l'Université de Chicago

Ignace Gelb historiador estadounidense

Ignace Gelb historiador estatunidenc

Ignace Gelb polnisch-US-amerikanischer Altorientalist

Ignace Gelb polsko-americký historik a asyriolog

Ignace Jay Gelb archeologo statunitense

Гельб И.Е.

Гельб, И. Е 1907-1985

Гельб, Игнас

Гельб, Игнас Джей

Ігнас Гельб

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