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Glassner (French National Center for Scientific Research) presents chronicleslists of events in the sequence they occurredcovering the period from 2200 BCE to 140 BCE, the dates being provisional because of different ways of interpreting the astronomical events the scribes used for dating. He includes transcriptions and translations of the texts, and introductory essays on Mesopotamian historiography and the analysis of the compositions. Chroniques Mésopotamiennes was published in 1993 by Les Belles Lettres, Paris, and was slightly revised for the English translation, by Glassner and Nicolas Wyatt. The Society of Biblical Literature publishes the book and distributes the paperbound edition (1-58983-090-3, $24.95); Brill distributes the clothbound edition. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
About the Author
Jean-Jacques Glassner is a Research Director at the French National Center for Scientific Research.