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Gaspa, Salvatore

Textiles in the Neo-Assyrian Empire

A Study of Terminology

Series:Studies in Ancient Near Eastern Records (SANER) 19

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    March 2018
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    Aims and Scope

    This book brings together our present-day knowledge about textile terminology in the Akkadian language of the first-millennium BC. In fact, the progress in the study of the Assyrian dialect and its grammar and lexicon has shown the increasing importance of studying the language as well as cataloging and analysing the terminology of material culture in the documentation of the first world empire. The book analyses the terms for raw materials, textile procedures, and textile end products consumed in first-millennium BC Assyria.
    In addition, a new edition of a number of written records from Neo-Assyrian administrative archives completes the work. The book also contains a number of tables, a glossary with all the discussed terms, and a catalogue of illustrations. In light of the recent development of textile research in ancient languages, the book is aimed at providing scholars of Ancient Near Eastern studies and ancient textile studies with a comprehensive work on the Assyrian textiles.


    xvi, 443 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Textiles; Assyria; First-millennium; Terminology

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    Salvatore Gaspa, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

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