The History of Esarhaddon (Son of Sennacherib) King of Assyria, B.C. 681-688: Translated from the Cuneiform Inscriptions upon Cylinders and Tablets in the British Museum Collection, Together with Original Texts
Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge (1857–1934) was a prominent English Egyptologist who was Keeper of the Department of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities in the British Museum between 1893 and 1924. Although better known for his contributions to Egyptology, Budge was also a scholar of the ancient Assyrian language, which he first learnt in 1874. This book, first published in 1880, contains cuneiform inscriptions from artefacts in the British Museum, relating to the Assyrian king Esarhaddon (reigned c.681–669 BCE). They recount Esarhaddon's royal titles, describe his military campaigns in modern Iran and Egypt, and list the monumental buildings in Babylon rebuilt during his reign. Budge provides transliterations and English translations, a vocabulary, and a list of texts consulted. This was the first scholarly study of Esarhaddon, and some of Budge's translations proved controversial. The interest it aroused resulted in increased academic study and translation of cuneiform artefacts.
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Table of Contents
Preface; The genealogy and accession of Esarhaddon, and principal events of his reign; List of texts used or consulted for this book; System of transliteration of Assyrian names; List of eponyms; Will of Sennacherib; Titles of Esarhaddon; Esarhaddon's battle at Khanirabbat; The war against Nabu-Zir-Napisti-Esir; Expedition against Ardi-Milcutti, King of Tsidon; Expedition against Cilicia; Arabian war of Esarhaddon; The Median war; The buildings of Esarhaddon; The building of the palace; The names of the eight kings; The names of the twenty-two kings of 'The country of the Hittites and the sea-coast'; Esarhaddon's Egyptian campaign; Names of the kings appointed over Egypt by Esarhaddon; Vocabulary; Index.