Beyond Hatti: A Tribute to Gary Beckman

Beyond Hatti: A Tribute to Gary Beckman

By: Piotr Michalowski (editor), Billie Jean Collins (editor)Hardback

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Includes 56 b/w illustrations. This collection of essays honours the life and work of Gary Beckman, Professor of Hittite and Mesopotamian Studies at the University of Michigan. The essays traverse ancient Anatolia, Syria, Mesopotamia, and beyond. Beckman's interest in the reception and adaptation of Syro-Mesopotamian culture by the Hittites in particular inspired this offering.

About Author

Billie Jean Collins is an instructor in Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies at Emory University and author of The Hittites and Their World. Piotr Michalowski is Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations at the University of Michigan. He is editor of the `Journal of Cuneiform Studies' and has authored several monographs, most recently The Correspondence of the Kings of Ur: An Epistolary History of an Ancient Mesopotamian Kingdom.

Contents

Publications of Gary Beckham Preface Abbreviations 1. The West Hurrian Pantheon and Its Background, Alfonso Archi 2. Adapting Mesopotamian Myth in Hurro-Hittite Rituals at Hattusa: ISTAR, the Underworld, and the Legendary Kings, Mary R. Bachvarova 3. The Rgvedic Ghosa Hymns and the Atiratra, Joel P. Brereton 4. The Place of KBo 13.145 in the Hantitassu Text Tradition, Billie Jean Collins 5. A Diplomatic Marriage in the Ramesside Period: Maathorneferure, daughter of the Great Ruler of Hatti, Marjorie Fisher 6. Albert T. Clay and His Babylonian Collection, Benjamin R. Foster 7. "The King's Speech": Royal Rhetorical Language, Harry A. Hoffner, Jr. 8. A Sanskrit Riddle in Three Movements Rig Veda V.84, Stephanie W. Jamison 9. Luvian Language in "Luvian" Rituals in Hattusa, H. Craig Melchert 10. The Steward of Divine Gudea and His Family in Ur III Girsu, Piotr Michalowski 11. Le rituel d'Alli d'Arzawa contre un ensorcellement (CTH 402): une nouvelle edition, Alice Mouton 12. Accounting for Gold in a Period of Unrest, Elizabeth E. Payne 13. An Essay on Scribal Families, Tradition, and Innovation in Thirteenth-Century Ugarit, Carole Roche-Hawley and Robert Hawley 14. Prologues and Poets: On the Opening Lines of the Gilgamesh Epic, Jack M. Sasson 15. The Social Matrix of Early Judean Magic and Divination: From "Top Down" or "Bottom Up"?, Brian B. Schmidt 16. the Umma Field Usgida and the Question of GARsana's Location, Piotr Steinkeller 17. The Divine Gudea on Ur III Seal Images, Claudia E. Sutr 18. Dig Dogs and Camp Cats at Karanis: The Animals of the 1924-1935 University of Michigan Expedition to Egypt, Terry G. Wilfong 19. Texts and Royal Seals of the Middle Hittite Period from the "House of the Chief of the Guards" at Hattusa, Gernot Wilhelm Index of Ancient Sources

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781937040116
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 392
  • ID: 9781937040116
  • ISBN10: 1937040119

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