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Religion, literature, and scholarship : the Sumerian composition Nanše and the birds, with a catalogue of Sumerian bird names

Author: Niek Veldhuis
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill/Styx, 2004.
Series: Cuneiform monographs, 22.
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This book uses insights from religious studies, literary theory, and the history of science for understanding the Sumerian composition "Nane and the Birds in the context of the Old Babylonian scribal school. The discussions of Babylonian religion, literature, and scholarship focus on the usefulness and relevance of these modern concepts for categorizing the ancient text. The volume presents the first critical  Read more...
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Veldhuis, Niek.
Religion, literature, and scholarship.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill/Styx, 2004
(DLC) 2004050120
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Niek Veldhuis
ISBN: 9781429427821 1429427825 9789004139503 9004139508 9781433707414 1433707411
OCLC Number: 191953376
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 405 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps.
Contents: Preface; I. Introduction; II. Religion; III. Literature; IV. Knowledge and Scholarship; V. Conclusions; VI. Nanše and the Birds: Edition; VII. Edition of Nanše B; VIII. Early Dynastic and Old Babylonian Lists of Fish and Birds; IX. Sumerian Bird Names; Bibliography; List of color illustrations; Plates; Index of SumerianWords.
Series Title: Cuneiform monographs, 22.
Responsibility: Niek Veldhuis.

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