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The Correspondence of Sargon II, Part I: Letters from Assyria and the West

Cover of published volume S. Parpola, The Correspondence of Sargon II, Part I: Letters from Assyria and the West (1987)

This subproject of State Archives of Assyria online (SAAo) includes a web version of the introduction of the book S. Parpola, The Correspondence of Sargon II, Part I: Letters from Assyria and the West (State Archives of Assyria, 1), 1987 (2015 reprint), as well as fully searchable and richly annotated (lemmatised) editions of 264 Neo-Assyrian letters. The introduction can be accessed via the links in the SAA 01 main menu and the corpus can be browsed by clicking on this link [/saao/saa01/pager]. Buy the book from Eisenbrauns [https://www.eisenbrauns.org/books/titles/978-1-57506-383-6.html], an imprint of Penn State University Press.

The editions presented on SAAo/SAA01 have been adapted from S. Parpola, The Correspondence of Sargon II, Part I: Letters from Assyria and the West (State Archives of Assyria 1), 1987, and they were lemmatised by Mikko Luukko, 2009-11, as part of the AHRC-funded research project "Mechanisms of Communication in an Ancient Empire: The Correspondence between the King of Assyria and his Magnates in the 8th Century BC" (AH/F016581/1; University College London) directed by Karen Radner. The annotated edition is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license 3.0.

Click here [/saao/index.html] to visit the Main SAAo Portal and this link [/saao/pager] to browse the entire SAA corpus.

The web version of the introduction of SAA 1 was prepared by Aleksandr Kudriavtcev, with the assistance of Jamie Novotny, 2020.

Since August 2015, SAAo has been part of the Munich Open-access Cuneiform Corpus Initiative [https://www.en.ag.geschichte.uni-muenchen.de/research/mocci/index.html] (MOCCI), which is based at and supported by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München [https://www.en.uni-muenchen.de/index.html]. Between 2015 and 2020, work on SAAo was supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation [https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/home.html] through funds provided to LMU's Alexander von Humboldt Chair of the Ancient History of the Near and Middle East [https://www.en.ag.geschichte.uni-muenchen.de/chairs/chair_radner/staff_radner/index.html].

For further details, see the "About the Project" [/saao/abouttheproject/index.html] page.

 
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