Historische und historisch-literarische Texte aus Assur

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2009
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The volume provides facsimile copies and editions of 80 historical and historical-literary texts from the city of Ashur, long-time capital of ancient Assyria. Dating from the 13th to the 7th century BCE, the texts include so far unknown royal inscriptions and chronicles, a new "letter to the god Ashur," fragments of Sennacherib's and Esarhaddon's Vassal Treaties, and a literary dialogue between the god Ashur-Enlil and king Ishme-Dagan of Ashur. One of the texts provides the earliest reference to Egypt in an Assyrian royal inscription. An introduction discusses the historical context of the corpus.

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Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden