Concise Dictionary of Akkadian

ISBN-10: 3447042648

ISBN-13: 9783447042642

Edition: 2nd 2000

Authors: Jeremy Black, Andrew George, Nicholas Postgate

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Akkadian, comprising the Babylonian, Assyrian and Old Akkadian dialects, is the earliest known Semitic language, attested from the middle of the 3rd millenium B.C. until the time of Christ. It was widely adopted in the ancient Near East as a written vehicle for scholarship, literature, legal and diplomatic affairs. It is the language of the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Code of Hammurapi, the inscriptions of the kings of Assyria and Babylonia and countless legal and administrative documents. A Concise Dictionary of Akkadian has been prepared for the convenience of students and scholars on the basis of Wolfram von Sodens Akkadisches Handwörterbuch updated with reference to the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary and other sources. It aims to include all certainly attested words with variant forms, dialect and period distribution, logographic writings and English meanings (but not textual citations). A list of roots assists in tracking down the right entries.
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Harrassowitz
Publication date: 12/31/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 450
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.980

Andrew George Jr. is a member of the Wetsuweten Nation in British Columbia. He participated on the first all-Native team at the Culinary Olympics in Frankfurt, Germany, and was head chef at the Four Host First Nations pavilion at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. In 2012 he was part of a delegation of chefs from 25 countries on a US State Department initiative called "Culinary Diplomacy: Promoting Cultural Understanding Through Food." He develops Native menus for restaurants and hotels internationally, and teaches cooking to Native students. His first book was A Feast for All Seasons.

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