Land of Hana: Kings, Chronology, and Scribal Tradition

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"Hana was a Syrian kingdom located in the Middle Euphrates region north of Mari, which included the ancient city of Terqa. Hana is known only from a few dozen texts, but those texts are dated to the reigns of between nineteen and twenty-one kings. There is no king-list that includes the kings of Hana and the kingdom almost never is mentioned in documents from other cities and kingdoms. Nevertheless, Hana seems to have been one of the few kingdoms that thrived in the sixteenth century B.C.E., an era that is poorly understood." In this volume Dr.
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Overview

"Hana was a Syrian kingdom located in the Middle Euphrates region north of Mari, which included the ancient city of Terqa. Hana is known only from a few dozen texts, but those texts are dated to the reigns of between nineteen and twenty-one kings. There is no king-list that includes the kings of Hana and the kingdom almost never is mentioned in documents from other cities and kingdoms. Nevertheless, Hana seems to have been one of the few kingdoms that thrived in the sixteenth century B.C.E., an era that is poorly understood." In this volume Dr. Prodany demonstrates how the kings of Hana can be placed in sequence and assigned approximate dates, based on typologies of the main features of a group of texts that make up the majority of the corpus - contracts for the purchase, bequest, and inheritance of real estate.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781883053482
  • Publisher: CDL Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Pages: 305

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
List of Figures
List of Texts
Ch. 1 Cuneiform Texts as Artifacts 1
Ch. 2 The Early Hana Period 19
Ch. 3 The Middle and Late Periods 57
Ch. 4 The Texts 75
Ch. 5 Clauses Used in All Hana Real Estate Contracts 155
Ch. 6 Changes in Physical Attributes of the Texts 171
Ch. 7 Changes in the Content of the Texts 187
Appendix 223
Indices 239
Bibliography 253
Plates 273
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2004

    She was my professor!

    Very smart professor=very smart book. She is writing another book on Ancient Mesopotamia but her book on Hammurabi should also be explored.

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