Principles of Akkadian textual criticism

Errors of many kinds abound in Akkadian writings, but this fact's far-reaching implications have never been unraveled and systematized. To attempt this is the aim of this book. Drawing on scholarship from other fields, it outlines a framework for the critical evaluation of extant text and the f...

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Published in:Studies in ancient Near Eastern records
Main Author: Worthington, Martin ca. 20./21. Jh.
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Boston Berlin De Gruyter c 2012
In:Studies in ancient Near Eastern records
Series/Journal:Studies in ancient Near Eastern records 1
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Akkadian language / Philology
Further subjects:B Akkadian philology
B Assyro-Babylonian literature
B Akkadian language Writing
B Akkadian language Texts
B Transmission of texts
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Summary:Errors of many kinds abound in Akkadian writings, but this fact's far-reaching implications have never been unraveled and systematized. To attempt this is the aim of this book. Drawing on scholarship from other fields, it outlines a framework for the critical evaluation of extant text and the formulation of conjectural emendations. Along the way, it explores issues at the interface of orthography, textual transmission, scribal education, grammar, literacy, and literary interpretation.--Cover
Errors of many kinds abound in Akkadian writings, but this fact's far-reaching implications have never been unraveled and systematized. To attempt this is the aim of this book. Drawing on scholarship from other fields, it outlines a framework for the critical evaluation of extant text and the formulation of conjectural emendations. Along the way, it explores issues at the interface of orthography, textual transmission, scribal education, grammar, literacy, and literary interpretation.--Cover
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:1614510512