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Festivals and Calendars of the Ancient Near East

by Mark E. Cohen
Format
Book
Published
Bethesda, Maryland : CDL Press, 2015.
Language
English
ISBN
9781934309643 (alkaline paper)
Summary
"Analysis of the ancient calendars of Mesopotamia, the Levant and other cities of the ancient Near East and their annual festivals and rituals. The cultic calendars include those of Sumer, Babylonia, Assyria, Israel, and cities in ancient Syria. Includes the order of each calendar's months and the meanings of the month names"--
Contents
  • Introduction
  • THIRD MILLENNIUM B.C.E.
  • Early dynastic calendars : i. The early Semitic calendar; ii. The local Eblaite calendar; iii. The local Tell Beydar calendar; iv. Other month names
  • Laga?/Irsu calendars : i. The early dynastic period; ii. The Sargonic period; iii. The period of Gudea; iv. The Ur III period
  • Ur calendar : i. The early dynastic period; ii. The Ur III period
  • Nippur calendar
  • Umma calendar : i. Early dynastic and Sargonic periods; ii. The Ur III period
  • Adab calendar
  • Other calendars : i. E?nunna; ii. Ishan Mizyad; iii. Iri-sa?rig and Ke?i; iv. Uruk; v. Gar?ana; vi. Festivals in other cities; vii. Months from unidentified calendars
  • SECOND MILLENNIUM B.C.E.
  • Southern-Mesopotamian Sumerian calendar : i. The months; ii. R?m-S¿n's calendrical reform; iii. The festivals
  • Amorite calendars : i. The city calendars; ii. The month names; iii. Other festivals and months
  • Sippar calendar
  • Assyrian calendars : i. The structure of the calendars; ii. The old and restored calendars
  • Mari calendar
  • Emar calendar
  • Other calendars : i. Susa; ii. An?an; iii. Nuzi; iv. Øana; v. Manana; vi. Tuttul; vii. Ki?(?); viii. Other months
  • SECOND AND FIRST MILLENNIA B.C.E.
  • Levant calendars; i. Ugarit; ii. Other Canaanite/Phoenician calendars; iii. Alalakh; iv. Aleppo; v. Carchemish
  • Standard Mesopotamian calendar: i. Adoption of the calendar: ii. The months
  • Indices : i. Month names; ii. Festival names; iii. God names.
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pages cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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