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Author Veldhuis, Niek.

Title Religion, literature, and scholarship : the Sumerian composition Nanše and the birds, with a catalogue of Sumerian bird names / Niek Veldhuis
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill/Styx, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 405 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Series Cuneiform monographs, 0929-0052 ; 22
Cuneiform monographs ; 22. 0929-0052
Contents Preface; I. Introduction; II. Religion; III. Literature; IV. Knowledge and Scholarship; V. Conclusions; VI. Nanše and the Birds: Edition; VII. Edition of Nanše B; VIII. Early Dynastic and Old Babylonian Lists of Fish and Birds; IX. Sumerian Bird Names; Bibliography; List of color illustrations; Plates; Index of SumerianWords
Summary This book uses insights from religious studies, literary theory, and the history of science for understanding the Sumerian composition "Nane and the Birds in the context of the Old Babylonian scribal school. The discussions of Babylonian religion, literature, and scholarship focus on the usefulness and relevance of these modern concepts for categorizing the ancient text. The volume presents the first critical edition of "Nane and the Birds, as well as editions of the hymn Nane B and all third millennium and Old Babylonian lexical lists of birds. It includes 37 plates with photographs and line drawings, including many previously unpublished tablets. The final chapter discusses the identity and orthography of all Sumerian bird names in literary, administrative and lexical texts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-330) and indexes
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Subject Nanše and the birds.
Birds -- Nomenclature (Popular) -- Sumerian
Sumerian literature -- History and criticism.
Sumerians -- Religion.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004050120
ISBN 1429427825 (electronic bk.)
1433707411 (electronic bk.)
9781429427821 (electronic bk.)
9781433707414 (electronic bk.)