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Assyrian dictionary

Author: Ignace J Gelb; University of Chicago. Oriental Institute.
Publisher: Chicago, 1956-<2006>
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Assyrian dictionary.
Chicago, 1956-<2006>
(OCoLC)657299596
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ignace J Gelb; University of Chicago. Oriental Institute.
ISBN: 0918986052 9780918986054 188592335X 9781885923356 1885923422 9781885923424 1885923430 9781885923431 9781885923783 1885923783 0918986559 9780918986559
OCLC Number: 12555337
Notes: Editors vary.
Vol. <14-> have imprint: Chicago, Ill, U.S.A. : Oriental Institute ; Glückstad, Germany : J.J. Augustin Verlagsbuchhandlung.
Description: volumes <1-19, 21 ; in 23> ; 29 cm
Contents: v. 1. A, pt. 1-2 --
v. 2. B --
v. 3. D --
v. 4. E --
v. 5. G --
v. 6. H --
v. 7. I and J --
v. 8. K --
v. 9. L --
v. 10. M, pt. 1-2 --
v. 11. N, pt. 1-2 --
v. 12. T--
v. 13. Q --
v. 14. R --
v. 15. S --
v. 16. S (Tsade) --
v. 17. Š, pt. 1-3 --
v. 18. T --
v. 19. T (Tet) --
v. 20. U/W --
v. 21. Z.
Other Titles: Chicago Assyrian Dictionary
CAD
Responsibility: editorial board, Ignace J. Gelb [and others].

Abstract:

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.

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