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Bibil Identifier bibil:247389
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) A Grammar of Old Assyrian
Author Kouwenberg, N.J.C.
Series Handbook of Oriental Studies (Volume: 118)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature HA 384/1/118
Place 22:809.212
Publishing house Brill
Place Leiden / Boston
ISBN 978-90-04-34096-1
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages lii Pages
895 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract A Grammar of Old Assyrian describes the language contained in a very large corpus of cuneiform tablets mainly found in Anatolia in the middle of Turkey and dating to ca 1900-1700 BC. These tablets come from the archives of a community of Assyrian merchants who conducted a long-distance trade between Assyria and Anatolia and eventually settled in Anatolia. Alongside Babylonian, Assyrian is one of the main branches of Akkadian, the Semitic language spoken in Mesopotamia (roughly present-day Iraq) in the third, second and first millennium BC, and Old Assyrian is its oldest attested stage. Old Assyrian is also one of the oldest and largest corpora of texts in any Semitic language.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : North-East Semitic : Akkadian : Assyrian
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Mesopotamia (Elam, Mari, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria) : Assyria : Literature
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