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Letters from Assyrian and Babylonian Priests to Kings Esarhaddon and Assurbanipal

Cover of published volume S. W. Cole and P. Machinist, Letters from Assyrian and Babylonian Priests to Kings Esarhaddon and Assurbanipal (1998)

This subproject of State Archives of Assyria online (SAAo) includes a web version of the introduction of the book S. W. Cole and P. Machinist, Letters from Assyrian and Babylonian Priests to Kings Esarhaddon and Assurbanipal (State Archives of Assyria, 13), 1998 (2014 reprint), as well as fully searchable and richly annotated (lemmatised) editions of the 210 Neo-Assyrian texts edited in that volume. The corpus can be browsed by clicking on this link [/saao/saa13/pager]. Buy the book from Eisenbrauns [https://www.eisenbrauns.org/books/titles/978-1-57506-329-4.html], an imprint of Penn State University Press.

The editions presented on SAAo/SAA13 have been adapted from S. W. Cole and P. Machinist, Letters from Assyrian and Babylonian Priests to Kings Esarhaddon and Assurbanipal (State Archives of Assyria, 13), 1998, and they were lemmatised by Mikko Luukko and Silvie Zamazalová, 2011-13, 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 13 was prepared by 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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