Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Final Volume of The Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago

The Oriental Institute Publications Office announces a new print publication: April 13, 2011
"The Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago: Vol 20 U/W. Edited by Martha T. Roth. 2010."

As part of its Electronic Publications Online, the Oriental Institute Publications Office announces publication of:
"The Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago: Vol 20 U/W. Edited by Martha T. Roth. 2010."

The Chicago Assyrian Dictionary was conceived to provide more than lexical information alone, more than a one-to-one equivalent between Akkadian and English words. By presenting each word in a meaningful context, usually with a full and idiomatic translation, it recreates the cultural milieu and thus in many ways assumes the function of an encyclopedia. Its source material ranges in time from the third millennium BC to the first century AD, and in geographic area from the Mediterranean Sea in the west to the Zagros Mountains in the east. The Chicago Assyrian Dictionary has become an invaluable source for the study of the civilizations of the ancient Near East, their political and cultural history, their achievements in the sciences of medicine, astronomy, mathematics, and linguistics, and not least the timeless beauty of their poetry. Volume 20: U/W marks the final volume of the set!


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