The Oxford Handbook of Cuneiform Culture, Hardback Book

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The cuneiform script, the writing system of ancient Mesopotamia, was witness to one of the world's oldest literate cultures.

For over three millennia, it was the vehicle of communication from (at its greatest extent) Iran to the Mediterranean, Anatolia to Egypt.

The Oxford Handbook of Cuneiform Culture examines the Ancient Middle East through the lens of cuneiform writing.

The contributors, a mix of scholars from across the disciplines, explore, define, andto some extent look beyond the boundaries of the written word, using Mesopotamia's clay tablets and stone inscriptions not just as 'texts' but also as material artefacts that offer much additional information about their creators, readers, users and owners.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 840 pages, 111 in-text illustrations
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Palaeography (history of writing)
  • ISBN: 9780199557301

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