A grammar of Old Assyrian

A Grammar of Old Assyrian' describes the language contained in a very large corpus of cuneiform tablets mainly found in Anatolia in the middle of Turkey and dating to ca 1900-1700 BC. These tablets come from the archives of a community of Assyrian merchants who conducted a long-distance trade b...

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Published in:Handbook of Oriental studies
Main Author: Kouwenberg, N. J. C. 1946-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Leiden Boston Brill [2017]
In:Handbook of Oriental studies
Reviews:[Rezension von: N. J. C. Kouwenberg, A grammar of old Assyrian] (2020) (Streck, Michael P., 1965 - )
Series/Journal:Handbook of Oriental studies section 1, The Near and Middle East ; volume 118 section 1, volume 118
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Akkadian language / Assyrian language / Grammar
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Summary:A Grammar of Old Assyrian' describes the language contained in a very large corpus of cuneiform tablets mainly found in Anatolia in the middle of Turkey and dating to ca 1900-1700 BC. These tablets come from the archives of a community of Assyrian merchants who conducted a long-distance trade between Assyria and Anatolia and eventually settled in Anatolia. Alongside Babylonian, Assyrian is one of the main branches of Akkadian, the Semitic language spoken in Mesopotamia (roughly present-day Iraq) in the third, second and first millennium BC, and Old Assyrian is its oldest attested stage. Old Assyrian is one of the oldest and largest corpora of texts in any Semitic language
ISBN:9004340963