From an Antique Land: An Introduction to Ancient Near Eastern Literature

From an Antique Land: An Introduction to Ancient Near Eastern Literature

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by Carl S. Ehrlich
     
 

From an Antique Land introduces the various cultures and literatures of the Ancient Near East, including literature originally written in Egyptian, Sumerian, Akkadian, Hittite, Ugaritic, Canaanite, Hebrew, and Aramaic. The timeframe extends from the invention of writing through the conquest of Alexander the Great. Each chapter includes an overview of the culture, a

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From an Antique Land introduces the various cultures and literatures of the Ancient Near East, including literature originally written in Egyptian, Sumerian, Akkadian, Hittite, Ugaritic, Canaanite, Hebrew, and Aramaic. The timeframe extends from the invention of writing through the conquest of Alexander the Great. Each chapter includes an overview of the culture, a discussion of literary genres, and descriptions and short analyses of the major literary works.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742543355
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/16/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
522
Sales rank:
1,207,330
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations xi

Preface xiii

Chapter 1 Introduction Carl S. Ehrlich 1

Chapter 2 Sumerian Literature Gonzalo Rubio 11

Chapter 3 Egyptian Literature Susan Tower Hollis 77

Chapter 4 Akkadian Literature Benjamin R. Foster 137

Chapter 5 Hittite Literature Gary Beckman 215

Chapter 6 Canaanite Literature Wayne T. Pitard 255

Chapter 7 Hebrew/Israelite Literature Carl S. Ehrlich 313

Chapter 8 Aramaic Literature Ingo Kottsieper 393

Bibliography 445

Index 493

About the Editor and Contributors 505

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