Principles of Akkadian Textual Criticism

Principles of Akkadian Textual Criticism

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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.a€œIshtar s Proposal and Gilgamesh s Refusal: An Interpretation of a€œThe Gilgamesh Epica€, Tablet 6, Lines 1a€“79a€, History of Religions 26, 143a€“187 Abusch, T. 2002. Mesopotamian Witchcraft: toward a history and understanding of Babyloniananbsp;...

Title:Principles of Akkadian Textual Criticism
Author:Martin Worthington
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter - 2012


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