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The Discourse between Tomb and Temple. Königtum, Staat und Gesellschaft früher Hochkulturen (3,6). Hrsg.: Coppens, Filip; Vymazalová, Hana. 11. Ägyptologische Tempeltagung. Englisch. 2020. 332 S. Abb.. 24,0 x 17,0 cm. EUR 68,00. ISBN: 978-3-447-11429-5 Harrassowitz Verlag
This volume of the book series Königtum, Staat und Gesellschaft früher Hochkulturen contains the proceedings of the eleventh international conference dedicated to the ancient Egyptian temple in all its aspects, which was hosted by the Czech Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague in May 2017. The main theme of the meeting, the “Discourse between Tomb and Temple” revolved around the many diverse types of interaction that existed between two crucial and tangible expressions of ancient Egyptian thought, belief and culture. Ranging from the Old Kingdom to the era of Roman presence, the fourteen papers in this volume present, analyse and interpret evidence expressed in art, architecture, language, ritual, funerary and other practices, with a spotlight on relations, connections and exchanges between temple and tomb and its development and changing nature over time. This includes topics related to the transmission and exchange of specific textual corpora in addition to individual texts, decorative patterns or architectural elements as well as the interchangeability of rituals. Overall, the papers indicate incontestable distinctions between tomb and temple as well as substantial commonalities. These various forms of exchanges and interactions are moreover not static, but appear to develop and intensify over time, especially from the era of the New Kingdom onward.
Eduard Gerhard: Berlin’s antike Bildwerke / Eduard Gerhard: Berlin’s antike Bildwerke. Teil 1. Gerhard, Eduard. Deutsch. 2020. 392 S. 2 plates. EUR 129,95. ISBN: 978-3-11-150065-2
Polis, Platz und Porträt. Die Bildnisstatuen auf der Agora von Athen im Späthellenismus und in der Kaiserzeit (86 v. Chr. – 267 n. Chr.). Leone, Silvio. Deutsch. 2020. 276 S. 133 b/w ill., 133 Abb.. 28,0 x 21,0 cm. EUR 119,95. ISBN: 978-3-11-065283-3
Accounts and Bookkeeping in the Ancient World. Philippika (55,2). Hrsg.: Jördens, Andrea; Yiftach, Uri. Legal Documents in Ancient Societies. Englisch. 2020. 324 S. Abb.. 24,0 x 17,0 cm. EUR 68,00. ISBN: 978-3-447-11198-0 Harrassowitz Verlag
Volume 55,2 presents the contributions of the eighth meeting of the Working Group “Legal Documents in Ancient Societies”, which was devoted to the topic “Accounts and Bookkeeping in the Ancient World”. The volume is dedicated to an early and seemingly ubiquitous type of text, which often followed certain classification criteria and which, for the sake of easier clarity, was gladly subjected to a specially developed layout. In addition to the discussions of individual artefacts or artefact groups as well as literary texts, there are considerations of ancient and modern terminology, the choice of writing media used for this purpose, the bodies entrusted with data collection, the purposes pursued with it, the further processing and archiving of the collected data as well as their organisation at the various levels of administration.
The examples from Emar and early Greece again show that a written version was by no means self-evident. The contributions not only draw attention once again to the high level of knowledge that can be gained from such a comparative approach, but also to the great potential of the always underestimated and only seemingly unattractive format of lists and directories. This undoubtedly applies to the entire field of economic administration, but also to questions of military affairs, demography, and sociology, for whose research this serial material is of importance that should not be underestimated.
Proceedings of a Conference Held at Marburg in Honour of Christopher J. Tuplin, December 1–2, 2017. Classica et Orientalia (22). Hrsg.: Jacobs, Bruno. Ancient Information on Persia Re-assessed: Xenophon’s Cyropaedia. Englisch. 2020. 408 S. Abb.. 24,0 x 17,0 cm. EUR 98,00. ISBN: 978-3-447-11283-3 Harrassowitz Verlag
In the past Xenophon’s Cyropaedia has attracted the attention of scholars primarily for literary-historical reasons. It is one of the main tasks of the present publication to free discussion of the work from this relatively narrow disciplinary constraint.
As questions of genre cannot be ignored anyway, the volume opens with contributions that consider where Cyropaedia stands in relation to historiography, the novel and Socratic literature. The next group of studies deals with how Xenophon drew on material from other authors and from his own experience to develop a picture of the emergence of the Persian Empire and of the way in which power was exercised there. Investigations of this sort presuppose questions about the historië that underpins Cyropaedia, and that topic is the focus of two further contributions that deal specifically with the types of information that were available to Xenophon. A final group of contributions looks at the impact of the work in canonical and deuterocanonical books of the Old Testament, in the writings of the Alexander historians and in modern literature up to the 18th century.
Willem van Haarlem, Temple Deposits in Early Dynastic Egypt. The case of Tell Ibrahim Awad, BAR International Series 2931, Oxford 2019. Englisch. 228 S., 21 x 30 cm. British Archaeological Reports Oxford Ltd. EUR 68,00 Pfund 48,00 ISBN: 978-1-407-35367-8
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Untersuchungen zur Architektur, Funktion und Bedeutung neuassyrischer Befestigungsanlagen. Schriften zur Vorderasiatischen Archäologie (17). Sollee, Alexander E.. »Bergesgleich baute ich hoch«. Deutsch. 2020. 286 S. Abb.. 24,0 x 17,0 cm. EUR 98,00. ISBN: 978-3-447-11420-2 Harrassowitz Verlag
Das Neuassyrische Reich (ca. 934–612 v.Chr.) prägte die politische Geographie im Vorderen Orient wie kein anderer Staat während der ersten Hälfte des 1. Jahrtausends v.Chr. Ihre mit der politischen Dominanz einhergehende Macht stellten die assyrischen Herrscher durch die Errichtung großartiger Bauwerke in den Städten ihres Kernlandes im heutigen Nord-Irak zur Schau. Dazu gehörten neben Palästen und Tempeln auch beeindruckende Wehranlagen wie die über 15 m breite und 20 m hohe Stadtmauer von Ninive im heutigen Mosul. Warum wurden jedoch die Residenzen im assyrischen Kernland mit so mächtigen Befestigungsanlagen ausgestattet, wenn doch feindliche Invasionen zur Zeit ihrer Errichtung keine reelle Gefahr darstellten?
Alexander E. Sollee widmet sich in seiner Studie diesem auf den ersten Blick widersprüchlichen Umstand und untersucht, inwiefern sich Erklärungsmodelle aus der assyrischen Kultur sowie der damit verbundenen Herrschaftsideologie ableiten lassen. Die detaillierte Analyse archäologischer, schriftlicher und kunsthistorischer Quellen, ergänzt um Daten, die durch den Einsatz von Methoden der Fernerkundung gewonnen werden, zeigt nicht nur Grundzüge und funktionale Aspekte der neuassyrischen Wehrarchitektur auf. Es wird auch deutlich, wie die Befestigungsanlagen dazu beitrugen, die Rolle des Königs in der assyrischen Kosmologie zu festigen und eine assyrische Identität zu schaffen.
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