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Reading and Writing in Babylon

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$49.00 • £42.95 • €44.95

ISBN 9780674049680

Publication Date: 01/03/2011


336 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

46 halftones, 7 line illustrations, 1 map


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  • Preface
  • Note to the English-Language Edition
  • Chronology
  • Map of the Near East
  • Introduction
  • 1. Apprenticeships in the Art of the Scribe: Frameworks, Methods, Demographics
  • 2. The Archival Documents
  • 3. Oral and Written, Part 1: Correspondence
  • 4. Oral and Written, Part 2: Oaths, Contracts, and Treaties
  • 5. “Literary” Works and Libraries
  • 6. Messages for the Gods and for Posterity
  • Conclusion
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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