Principles of Akkadian Textual Criticism

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Walter de Gruyter, Jul 30, 2012 - Literary Criticism - 375 pages

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Editors:
Nicole Brisch, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Petra Goedegebuure, University of Chicago, USA.
Amélie Kuhrt, University College London, UK.
Peter Machinist, Harvard University, USA.
Piotr Michalowski, University of Michigan, USA.
Cécile Michel, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France.
Beate Pongratz-Leisten, New York University, USA.
D.T. Potts, New York University, USA.
Kim Ryholt, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Some issues of method
41
3 Mechanisms of textual change
88
4 Some patterns in orthographyphonologymorphology
164
5 How easily were scholarship and literature sightread in the first millennium?
241
6 Some issues of edition and interpretation
292

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Martin Worthington, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, UK.

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