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Tradition and Innovation in the Ancient Near East

Proceedings of the 57th Rencontre Assyriologique International at Rome, 4-8 July 2011

Edited by Alfonso Archi

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ISBN: 978-1-57506-313-3

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Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale

Tradition and Innovation in the Ancient Near East

Proceedings of the 57th Rencontre Assyriologique International at Rome, 4-8 July 2011

Edited by Alfonso Archi

In July, 2011, the International Association for Assyriology met in Rome, Italy, for 5 days to deliver and listen to papers on the theme “Tradition and Innovation in the Ancient Near East”. This volume, the proceedings of the conference, contains more than 40 of the papers read at the 57th annual Rencontre, including 3 plenary lectures/papers, many papers directly connected with the theme, as well as a workshop on parents and children. The papers covered every period of Mesopotamian history, from the third millennium through the end of the first millennium B.C.E. The attendees were warmly hosted by faculty and students from the Università di Roma “La Sapienza”.

 

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In July, 2011, the International Association for Assyriology met in Rome, Italy, for 5 days to deliver and listen to papers on the theme “Tradition and Innovation in the Ancient Near East”. This volume, the proceedings of the conference, contains more than 40 of the papers read at the 57th annual Rencontre, including 3 plenary lectures/papers, many papers directly connected with the theme, as well as a workshop on parents and children. The papers covered every period of Mesopotamian history, from the third millennium through the end of the first millennium B.C.E. The attendees were warmly hosted by faculty and students from the Università di Roma “La Sapienza”.

Foreword

Abbreviations

Program

Part 1

Opening Lectures

Rückwärts schauend in die Zukunft: Utopien des Alten Orients Stefan M. Maul

Law and Literature in the Third Millennium B.C. Claus Wilcke

The Soul in the Stele? J. David Hawkins

Part 2

Papers

Myth and Ritual through Tradition and Innovation Dina Katz

A Tale of Twin Cities: Archaeology and the Sumerian King List Petr Charvát

Where are the Uruk Necropoles? Regional Innovation or Change in Tradition for Northern Mesopotamia Jesús Gil Fuensanta and Eduardo Crivelli

Changes Through Time: The Pit F Sequence at Ur Revisited Giacomo Benati

Reading Figurines from Ancient Urkeš (2450 B.C.E.) Rick Hauser

Wooden Carvings of Ebla: Some Open Questions Rita Dolce

The Aesthetic Lexicon of Ebla’s Composite Art during the Age of the Archives Marco Ramazzotti

DUGURASU = rw-ḥꜢwt Alessandro Roccati

More on Pre-Sargonic Umma Salvatore F. Monaco

Professional Figures and Administrative Roles in the Garden (ĝeškiri6) Management of Ur III Ĝirsu Angela Greco

Tradition and Innovation in Šulgi’s Concept of Divine Kingship Luděk Vacín

Bemerkungen zur Entwicklung der Beschwörungen des Marduk-Ea-Typs: Die Rolle Enlils Manuel Ceccarelli

Prophecy in the Mari Texts as an Innovative Development Herbert B. Huffmon

Mathematical Lists: From Archiving to Innovation Christine Proust

Die lexikalische Serie á=idu Frauke Weiershäuser

The Rituals of Power: The Akkadian Tradition in Neo-Assyrian Policy Krzysztof Ulanowski

Innovation and Tradition within the Sphere of Neo-Assyrian Officialdom

Melanie Groß

Tradition and Innovation in the Neo-Assyrian Reliefs

Nicolas Gillmann

Une Armure Expérimentale du Premier Millénaire av. J.-C Fabrice De Backer

A Group of Seals and Seal Impressions from the Neo-Assyrian Colony Tell Masaikh-Kar-Assurnasirpal with More Ancient Motifs Paola Poli

Spätbabylonische Urkunden: Original, Kopie, Abschrift Jürgen Lorenz

Traditional Claims of an Illustrious Ancestor in Craftsmanship and in Wisdom Daniel Bodi

New Phraseology and Literary Style in the Babylonian Version of the Achaemenid Inscriptions Parsa Daneshmand

Aspects of Royal Authority and Local Competence: A Perspective from Nuzi Anne Löhnert

Continuity and Discontinuity in a Nuzi Scribal Family

Paola Negri Scafa

Mission at Arrapḫa Dave Deuel

Geopolitical Patterns and Connectivity in the Upper Khabur Valley in the Middle Bronze Age Alessio Palmisano

Writing Sumerian in the West Maurizio Viano

Territorial Administration in Alalaḫ during Level IV Alvise Matessi

Reciprocity and Commerce in Bronze and Iron Age Anatolia H. Craig Melchert

Hittite Clitic Doubling as an Innovative Category: Its Origin Andrej V. Sideltsev

Memory and Tradition of the Hittite Empire in the post-Hittite Period Maria Elena Balza and Clelia Mora

Fortifications and Arming as Analytical Elements for a

Social-Policy Evolution in Anatolia in the Early Bronze Age Tommaso De Vincenzi

Amurru in der königlichen Ideologie und Tradition: von Ebla bis Israel Pavel Čech

The Assyrian Tree of Life and the Jewish Menorah Christos G. Karagiannis

The Ponderal Systems of Qatna Luigi Turri

French Excavations in Qasr Shemamok-Kilizu (Iraqi Kurdistan): The First Mission (2011) Olivier Rouault and Maria Grazia Masetti-Rouault

The Present in Our Past: The Assyrian Rock Reliefs at Nahr El-Kalb and the Lessons of Tradition Ann Shafer

Oriental Studies and Fascism in Spain Agnès Garcia-Ventura and Jordi Vidal

Part 3

Workshop: From Parents to Children

From Parents to Children: Ebla Alfonso Archi

Family Firms in the Ur III Period Steven J. Garfinkle

A Chip Off the Old Block: The Transmission of Titles and Offices within the Family in Old Babylonian Sippar

Michel Tanret

The Tradition of Professions within Families at Nuzi

Jeanette C. Fincke

Crafts and Craftsmen at Ugarit Wilfred van Soldt

Hereditary Transmission of Specialized Knowledge in Hittite Anatolia: The Case of the Scribal Families of the Empire Period Giulia Torri

The Transmission of Offices, Professions, and Crafts within the Family in the Neo-Assyrian Period Heather D. Baker

Families, Officialdom, and Families of Royal Officials in Chaldean and Achaemenid Babylonia M. Jursa

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