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Grammatical studies in the Akkadian dialects of Babylon and Uruk, 556-500 B.C.

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Neo-Babylonian (NB) was the last surviving dialect of the Semitic language known as Akkadian and it was still being used for the compilation of records at the beginning of our era.

Many thousands of NB economic and legal documents and letters exist, particularly from the sixth century B.C., yet the language is still to be studied, as the various ways in which a word could be spelled suggested it was no longer coherent as a language and therefore that it was not worth studying. Arama...

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University of Oxford
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This thesis was digitised thanks to the generosity of Dr Leonard Polonsky More from this funder
Publication date:
1996
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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polonsky:2:6

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