Akkadian Historical Texts

ASYR 2430 S01 [CRN: 15568]

This course offers focused study of the most significant Akkadian historical and chronographic texts from the second and first millennia BCE. Readings in cuneiform will come for the major genres of Mesopotamian history-writing found at sites throughout the ancient Near East, including commemorative inscriptions, annals, chronicles, literary historical texts, and historical miscellanea. We will contend with the disjunctions between ancient and modern modes of historical thinking and work to contextualize the ancient texts. Knowledge of Akkadian cuneiform required. Reading knowledge of German and French will be useful but is not required. Intended primarily for graduate students.
Term
Fall 2019
Credit Hours
1
Maximum Enrollment
10
Primary Instructor
Meetings
15:00 - 17:30 Mon - from Sep 4, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
Exam Group Code
05