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Download Hethitisches Zeichenlexikon: Inventar und Interpretation der by Erich Neu, Christel Ruster PDF

By Erich Neu, Christel Ruster

Das hethitische Zeichenlexikon enthalt eine systematische Zusammenstellung der in den Bogazkoy-Texten auftretenden Keilschriftzeichen in ihrer palaographischen Vielfalt, wobei Vollstandigkeit angestrebt wurde. Somit steht das Zeichenlexikon in der culture Emil Forrers ("Die Keilschrift Boghazkoi," 1922), wahrend spatere hethitische Zeichenlisten oder Schrifttafeln wie etwa die von E.H. Sturtevant / G. Bechtel (1935) oder von J. Friedrich (1960) eher didaktisch-praktischen Zwecken dienen und entsprechend konzipiert sind. Soweit moglich, wird bei der Anordnung der Leitzeichen zwischen alt-, mittel- und junghethitischen Zeichenformen unterschieden. Neben den hethitischen Lautwerten sind auch akkadische, hurritische und protohattische Lesungen verzeichnet. Samtliche Logogramme werden in deutscher und turkischer Ubersetzung dargeboten. Die Ansetzung der Lautwerte erfolgt in Ubereinstimmung mit den Geflogenheiten in der Assyriologie. In dem umfangreichen Anmerkungsteil werden viele Eintrage kommentiert, fragliche Lesungen und Lautwerte erortert sowie einschlagige Sekundarliteratur angefuhrt. Durch detaillierte Verweise innerhalb der Lemmata sowie durch Konkordanzen und ausfuhrliche Indices wird das Zeichenlexikon benutzerfreundlich aufgeschlusselt. Der Anhang berucksichtigt die Erfordernisse des hethitischen Anfangerunterrichts.

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Download Scanderbeide : the heroic deeds of George Scanderbeg, King by Scanderbeg; Russell, Rinaldina; Scanderbeg; Sarrocchi, PDF

By Scanderbeg; Russell, Rinaldina; Scanderbeg; Sarrocchi, Margherita

The first ancient heroic epic authored by means of a lady, Scanderbeide recounts the exploits of fifteenth-century Albanian warrior-prince George Scanderbeg and his struggle of resistance opposed to the Ottoman sultanate. jam-packed with scenes of severe and suspenseful battles contrasted with romantic episodes, Scanderbeide combines the motion and myth attribute of the style with research of its characters’ motivations. In opting for an army crusade as her fabric and epic poetry as her medium, Margherita Sarrocchi (1560?–1617) not just engages within the masculine matters of political clash and war but additionally tackles a style that was once, until eventually that time, the only real purview of men. 

First released posthumously in 1623, Scanderbeide reemerges right here in an adroit English prose translation that continues the suspense of the unique textual content and offers plentiful context to its wealthy cultural implications.

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Download Science and Technology in World History, Vol. 1: The Ancient by David Deming PDF

By David Deming

Technology is a dwelling, natural job, the which means and figuring out of that have developed incrementally over human background. This ebook, the 1st in a approximately chronological sequence, explores the improvement of the technique and significant rules of technology, in ancient context, from precedent days to the decline of classical civilizations round three hundred A.D. It comprises information particular to the histories of specialised sciences together with astronomy, medication and physics--along with Roman engineering and Greek philosophy. It heavily describes the contributions of such participants as Pythagoras, Hippocrates, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Alexander the nice, Euclid, Archimedes, Ptolemy, Seneca, Pliny the Elder, and Galen.

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Download Crusading in the Fifteenth Century: Message and Impact by N. Housley PDF

By N. Housley

This selection of essays by way of eu and American students addresses the altering nature and charm of crusading in the course of the interval which prolonged from the conflict of Nicopolis in 1396 to the conflict of Mohács in 1526. members concentrate on key facets of the topic. One is advancements within the crusading message and the language during which it used to be framed. those have been caused partially by way of the looks of recent enemies, principally the Ottoman Turks, and partially by means of moving non secular values and cutting edge currents of notion inside of Catholic Europe. the opposite element is the wide variety of responses which the papacy's repeated calls to holy battle encountered in a Christian group which used to be more and more heterogeneous in personality. This assortment represents a considerable contribution to the examine of the Later Crusades and of Renaissance Europe.

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Download Literacy and Orality in Ancient Greece by Rosalind Thomas PDF

By Rosalind Thomas

This booklet explores the position of written and oral communique in Greece and is the 1st systematic and sustained therapy at this point. It examines the hot theoretical debates approximately literacy and orality and explores the makes use of of writing and oral verbal exchange, and their interplay, in historical Greece. It units the importance of written and oral conversation up to attainable of their social and historic context, and stresses the in particular Greek features of their use. It attracts jointly the result of contemporary experiences and indicates extra avenues of inquiry. All old facts is translated.

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Download Slaves and Households in the Near East (Oriental Institute by Laura Culbertson PDF

By Laura Culbertson

The 7th within the Oriental Institute Seminar sequence, this quantity includes papers that emerged from the seminar "Slaves and families within the close to East" held on the Oriental Institute March 5-6, 2010. regardless of common point out of enslaved humans in ancient documents from the traditional, medieval, and early smooth close to East, students fight to appreciate what defines this phenomenon in either specific contexts and as a rule. the aim of the seminar used to be to hunt new understandings of slavery via scholarly alternate and exploration of latest techniques. particularly, members tested slavery within the context of families, an method that enables students to show various dimensions of the phenomenon past uncomplicated fiscal questions. families, no matter if family devices, temples, or the construction blocks of political agencies, can be utilized because the prism in which to view the dynamics between enslaved humans and their fast contacts. the quantity includes micro-historical examinations of slavery in contexts spanning virtually 4 millennia.

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Download Captivity and Imprisonment in Medieval Europe, C. 1000-C. by Jean Dunbabin PDF

By Jean Dunbabin

This booklet explores the transforming into value of prisons, either lay and ecclesiastical, in western Europe among one thousand and 1300. It makes an attempt to provide an explanation for what captors was hoping to accomplish by way of proscribing the freedom of others, the technique of confinement to be had to them, and why there has been an more and more shut hyperlink among captivity and suspected criminality. It discusses stipulations inside prisons, the technique of unencumber open to a few captives, and writing in or approximately legal.

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Download Archaeologies of the Middle East : critical perspectives by Susan Pollock, Reinhard Bernbeck PDF

By Susan Pollock, Reinhard Bernbeck

Archaeologies of the center East offers an cutting edge creation to the archaeology of this attention-grabbing quarter and a window on either its earlier and current.

  • Written via a few of the best archaeologists of the center East: students from different backgrounds with quite a lot of pursuits and highbrow approaches
  • Coverage spans 100,000 years: from the Paleolithic to Hellenistic times
  • Explores the connections among modern day politics and the social context of archaeological perform and diverse underutilized techniques to archaeological interpretation
  • Designed for pupil use

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