Sumerian Literary and Historical Inscriptions

William W. Hallo, with the Assistance of Harold Torger Vedeler; Edited by Mark E. Cohen and Ulla Kasten

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February 20, 2018
128 pages, 8 3/8 x 11 5/16
102 b/w illus.
ISBN: 9780300230765

Seventy-two cuneiform Sumerian literary texts from the Yale Babylonian Collection are featured in this volume of the Yale Oriental Series

The long-awaited twenty-second volume in the Yale Oriental Series provides reproductions of over one-hundred plates drawn from the Yale Babylonian Collection, one of the world’s largest repositories of cuneiform inscriptions. An essential resource for Assyriologists, Sumerologists, and scholars of the ancient Near East, it features an introduction by William W. Hallo and seventy-two Sumerian literary texts and inscriptions that include hymns, prayers, incantations, model legal documents, and royal correspondence, shedding light on Mesopotamian culture as transmitted through ancient Sumerian documentation.

William W. Hallo was William M. Laffan Professor Emeritus of Assyriology and Babylonian Literature at Yale University for forty years and curator of the Yale Babylonian Collection. He authored and coauthored numerous books and articles.