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Corpus of Middle Babylonian and Middle Assyrian Incantations. Leipziger Altorientalistische Studien (9). Zomer, Elyze. Engl. 2018. 470 S. 3 Abb. 24 x 17 cm. EUR 84,00. ISBN: 978-3-447-11041-9 Harrassowitz Verlag
The present volume is the first systematic treatment of the Corpus of Middle Babylonian and Middle Assyrian Incantations. It comprises an exhaustive and detailed catalogue of all magical material in cuneiform texts in Sumerian and Akkadian from the Middle Babylonian and Middle Assyrian periods (ca. 1500¬–1000 BCE). The work begins with a typology of the different sub-groups of incantations, the physical properties of the tablets, an innovative survey of the text formats, a discussion of drawings on magical texts and a critical discussion of the different paratextual comments, followed by an overview of the geographical and archival setting and an examination on the social context of the corpus. The circulation of magical texts during the Late Bronze Age is investigated by outlining the corpus itself: its thematic grouping of incantations, division of unilingual and bilingual texts, local scribal traditions and their influences. With respect to the question of whether the standardization of incantations took place in Mesopotamia during the Second Millennium, an extensive chapter provides a comparative analysis of the incantation corpora of the Third and Second Millennium against the standardized ritual series of the First Millennium. Fifty cuneiform texts have been edited and translated, accompanied by a thorough philological commentary.
Bildatlas zur spätantiken Kleidung. Arbeiter, Achim; Schrenk, Sabine; Vössing, Konrad. Hrsg.: Wieczorek (Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim), Alfried; Wiegand (Mannheimer Altertumsverein), Hermann. 2018. 224 S. 65 fb. Abb. 30 x 21 cm. EUR 29,95. CHF 38,90 ISBN: 978-3-7954-2591-3 Schnell & Steiner
Mit dem Bildatlas - er besteht aus einem Buch und einer CD - ist der Fachwelt wie einem großen an der Antike interessierten Publikum ein umfassendes Lexikon zur spätantiken Kleidung an die Hand gegeben. Der Atlas bietet in zahlreichen Fotos, Zeichnungen, Zitaten aus der spätantiken Literatur und Erläuterungen grundlegende Informationen über ca. 65 Gewänder und vermittelt ein lebendiges Bild von den Situationen, in denen diese Kleidungsstücke getragen wurden.
Das Phänomen der unvollständigen Gestalt in der griechischen Kunst - Teilband 1. Unterschiedliche Facetten eines besonderen Darstellungsmittels. Siftar, Lucie. 2018. 502 S. Abb. 30 x 21 cm. EUR 44,90. CHF 53,90 ISBN: 978-3-946654-97-1
Die Kunst im Alten Orient. Susa - Die Stadt in Alt-Iran. Seyed-Ashraf, Heday. 2018. 188 S. 22 x 17 cm. Pb. EUR 12,99. CHF 18,90 ISBN: 978-3-7460-7287-6
Sumerian Model Contracts from the Old Babylonian Period in the Hilprecht Collection Jena. Texte und Materialien (11). Spada, Gabriella. Engl. 2018. 160 S. 32 fb. Abb. 24 x 17 cm. EUR 78,00. ISBN: 978-3-447-11034-1 Harrassowitz Verlag
During the Old Babylonian period (ca. 2002–1595 B.C.), the city of Nippur was a primary center for transmission of Sumerian culture, and its scribal schools (called edubba in Sumerian, lit. “the house of the tablets”) had a great reputation throughout ancient Mesopotamia. The function of the edubba was twofold: to train the scribes in the skills of their profession, equipping them to record day-to-day affairs, and to preserve and pass on their cultural heritage. In the last phase of early education, pupils were trained comprehensively in the formal rhetoric of administration and law by compilations of the so-called “model contracts,” together with “model court cases,” legal phrasebooks and collections of legal principles. While they were not functional documents, but simply didactic tools (being stripped of incidental details, such as list of witnesses and date), model contracts follow the common patterns of Sumerian contract types and represent a comprehensive assortment of all possible transactions that the ancient Mesopotamian administration might have been required to draw up in everyday economic life: barley and silver loans; deeds of real estate, field or slave sale; marriage contracts; adoptions, and so on. The book contains the publication of the Sumerian model contracts from Old Babylonian Nippur kept in the Hilprecht Collection, Jena. The edition provides transliterations, translations, commentaries of the entire corpus and of some duplicates kept in other cuneiform collections; the indexes comprise personal names, deities, toponyms and a glossary. Finally, the plates at the end of the volume offer handcopies and photographs of all the HS tablets.
The Polis in the Hellenistic World. Hrsg.: Börm, Henning; Luraghi, Nino. Engl. 2018. 264 S. 10 Abb. 24 x 17 cm. EUR 54,00. ISBN: 978-3-515-12020-3
 

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