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Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East

Attributions, Contributions & Bibliographical Abbreviations


Several colleagues helped at the initial stage by supplying material, most notably Prof. Dr K. Hecker. Since the archive was created, much Mari material was received from Moshe Anbar, and other contributions came from a number of scholars. A start has been made on absorbing the CAD R: much work has been done for this by Dr Simon Sherwin, and the first few revised entries are now included.

Warm thanks go to all those who have contributed, and their entries are marked with their initials (see list of Contributors below). Where a date appears after the initials, this is the date on which the contribution was sent in by the contributor (this not necessarily being equal to the date on which the contribution was processed and put online).

Not all entries can be traced to their originator, especially when they were supplied by one of the editorial team in the course of their routine work on the dictionary. Where a new proposal is the brainchild of one editor, this is usually indicated so as to absolve the other editors from responsibility.


Contributors' initials as used in the list of lemmata:

MAMoshe Anbar
RBRykle Borger
SMDStephanie Dalley
RERoland Enmarch
JFJeanette Fincke
KFKarljürgen Feuerherm
ARGAndrew George
KHKarl Hecker
MJMichael Jursa
AKAnne Kilmer
JVKWJames Kinnier Wilson
JNPJohn Nicholas Postgate
EREleanor Robson
DSDaniel Schwemer
PSPeter Steinkeller
MSMarten Stol*
JTJon Taylor
NVNiek Veldhuis
NWNathan Wasserman
WGWWilfred G. Watson
MLWMartin West
MJWMartin Worthington

* Changes attributed to Stol without bibliographical reference derive from his review article (Bi.Or. 57 (2000) 625-9).

Bibliographical abbreviations

Apart from standard Assyriological abbreviations:

Dercksen, J.G., OACTAThe Old Assyrian copper trade in Anatolia (Leiden 1996).
Etudes FleuryJ.-M. Durand (ed.), Florilegium Marianum. Recueil d'études en l'honneur de Michel Fleury (Mémoires de N.A.B.U. 1; Paris 1992).
Farber, W., Schlaf!Schlaf, Kindchen, Schlaf! Mesopotamische Baby-Beschwörungen und -Rituale (Eisenbrauns 1989).
Festschrift Ten CateTheo P.J. van den Hout & Johan de Roos (eds.), Studio historiae ardens : ancient Near Eastern studies presented to Philo H.J. Houwink ten Cate on the occasion of his 65th birthday (1995).
Festschrift WilckeW. Sallaberger, K. Volk & A. Zgoll (eds.), Literatur, Politik und Recht in Mesopotamien. Festschrift für Claus Wilcke (Harrassowitz; Wiesbaden 2003)
Figurative languageM.Mindlin/M.J.Geller/J.E.Wansbrough (eds.), Figurative language in the Ancient Near East (London 1987).
George, Topographical textsA.R. George, Babylonian topographical texts (=Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 40).
Grégoire, ContributionJ.-P. Grégoire, Contribution à l'histoire sociale, économique, politique et culturelle du Proche-Orient ancient, Vol. 1 (Archives administratives et inscriptions cunéiformes: Ashmolean Museum, Bodleian collection, Oxford; Paris 1996).
Güterbock TributeH.A.Hoffner/G.M.Beckman (eds.), Kaniššuwar. A tribute to Hans G. Güterbock on his seventy-fifth birthday May 27, 1983 (Assyriological Studies 23; Chicago 1986).
Hecker et al. 1998Kappadokische Keilschrifttafeln aus den Sammlungen der Karlsuniversität Prag
Livingstone, MMEWA. Livingstone, Mystical and mythological explanatory works of Assyrian and Babylonian scholars (Oxford 1986).
Maul, EršahungaS.M. Maul, "Herzberuhigungsklagen". Die sumerisch-akkadischen Eršahunga-Gebete (1988).
Mélanges BirotJ.-M.Durand/J.-R.Kupper (eds.), Miscellanea Babyloniaca. Mélanges offerts à Maurice Birot (Paris 1985).
Mélanges FinetM.Lebeau/P.Talon, Reflets des deux fleuves. Volume de mélanges offerts à André Finet (Akkadica Supplementum VI (1989).
Mélanges KupperÖ. Tunca (ed.), De la Babylonie à la Syrie, en passant par Mari. Mélanges offerts à Monsieur J.-R. Kupper à l�occasion de son 70e anniversaire (Liège 1990).
Studi SaporettiP.Negri Scafa/P. Gentili (eds.), Donum Natilicium. Studi in onore di Claudio Saporetti in occasione del suo 60o compleanno (Rome 2000).
Studies DiakonoffM.A. Dandamayev et al. (eds.), Societies and Languages of the ancient Near East (Warminster 1982).
Studies LambertA.R.George/I.L.Finkel, Wisdom, gods and literature. Studies in Assyriology in honour of W.G. Lambert (Eisenbrauns 2000).
Studies OatesL. al-Gailani-Werr et al. (eds.), Of pots and plans: Papers on the archaeology and history of Mesopotamia and Syria presented to David Oates in honour of his 75th birthday (NABU Publications; London 2002).
Studies N. ÖzgüçM.J.Mellink/E.Porada/T.Özgüç (eds.), Aspects of art and iconography: Anatolia and its Neighbors. Studies in honor of Nimet Özgüç (Ankara 1993).
Studies ReinerF. Rochberg-Halton (ed.), Language, literature, and history: philological and historical studies presented to Erica Reiner (American Oriental Series 67, New Haven 1987).
Studies SachsE.Leichty/M.deJ.Ellis/P.Gerardi (eds.), A scientific humanist. Studies in memory of Abraham Sachs (Philadelphia 1988).
Studies SjöbergH. Behrens/D.Loding/M.T.Roth (eds.), DUMU-E2-DUB-BA-A. Studies in honor of Ãke Sjöberg (Philadelphia 1989).
Studies T. ÖzgüçK. Emre/M. Mellink/B. Hrouda/N. Özgüç (eds.), Anatolia and the Ancient Near East. Studies in honor of Tahsin Özgüç (Ankara 1989).
Studies VeenhofW.H. van Soldt et al. (eds.), Veenhof Anniversary Volume. Studies presented to Klaas R. Veenhof on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday (Leiden 2001).
A.J.Sachs/H.HungerAstronomical Diaries and related texts from Babylonia, I (Wien 1988); II (Wien 1989); III (Wien 1996).