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The Correspondence of Tiglath-pileser III and Sargon II from Calah/Nimrud

M. Luukko

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368 pages
7" × 9.5"
2012
Distributed by Penn State University Press for Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project

State Archives of Assyria

The Correspondence of Tiglath-pileser III and Sargon II from Calah/Nimrud

M. Luukko

The important corpus of Neo-Assyrian political and administrative letters discovered in ancient Calah (present-day Nimrud) by Sir Max Mallowan in the early 1950s has been partially accessible to Assyriologists in marvellous hand-copies and preliminary transliterations and translations since 1955, thanks to the pioneering efforts of the late H. W. F. Saggs. Nevertheless, his long-awaited edition of the entire corpus, which appeared in 2001, left a great deal of room for improvement. This critical edition, based on careful study of the originals in the British Museum and the historical background of the letters, clarifies a host of problems and details pertinent to the reign of Tiglath-pileser III in particular, and for the first time makes this extraordinary collection of letters completely accessible to the historian.

 

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The important corpus of Neo-Assyrian political and administrative letters discovered in ancient Calah (present-day Nimrud) by Sir Max Mallowan in the early 1950s has been partially accessible to Assyriologists in marvellous hand-copies and preliminary transliterations and translations since 1955, thanks to the pioneering efforts of the late H. W. F. Saggs. Nevertheless, his long-awaited edition of the entire corpus, which appeared in 2001, left a great deal of room for improvement. This critical edition, based on careful study of the originals in the British Museum and the historical background of the letters, clarifies a host of problems and details pertinent to the reign of Tiglath-pileser III in particular, and for the first time makes this extraordinary collection of letters completely accessible to the historian.

Foreword

Preface

Introduction

The Correspondents

Introductory Formulae

Datable Letters

“Nimrud Letters” and Other Letters from Calah

Relations between Assyria and her Neighbours in the Second Part of the 8th Century BC

Mukin-zeri Rebellion

Deportations

On Some Protagonists of the Nimrud Letters and their Role in Neo-Assyrian Military and Administrative Organization

Transliterations and Translations

Letters from the Reign of Tiglath-pileser III

Royal Letters

Royal Letters

Glossary and Indices

Logograms and Their Readings

Glossary

Index of Names

Personal Names

Place Names

God, Star and Temple Names

Subject Index

Index of Texts

By Publication Number

By Museum Number

By CTN 5 Page Number

List of New Joins

List of Illustrations

Copies and Collations

Plates

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