"Sumerian Literary and Historical Inscriptions" by William W. Hallo

Sumerian Literary and Historical Inscriptions William W. Hallo, Harold Torger Vedeler, Mark E. Cohen, Ulla Kasten

Series:
Yale Oriental Series, Babylonian Texts
Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
10 Jul 2018
ISBN:
9780300230765
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
128 pages: 287 x 213mm
Illustrations:
102 b-w illus.

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The long-awaited twenty-second volume in the Yale Oriental Series provides reproductions of over one-hundred plates drawn from the Yale Babylonian Collection, one of the world’s largest repositories of cuneiform inscriptions. An essential resource for Assyriologists, Sumerologists, and scholars of the ancient Near East, it features an introduction by William W. Hallo and seventy-two Sumerian literary texts and inscriptions that include hymns, prayers, incantations, model legal documents, and royal correspondence, shedding light on Mesopotamian culture as transmitted through ancient Sumerian documentation.

William W. Hallo was William M. Laffan Professor Emeritus of Assyriology and Babylonian Literature at Yale University for forty years and curator of the Yale Babylonian Collection. He authored and coauthored numerous books and articles.