A Companion to Ancient Near Eastern Languages (PDF) covers the significant language households, languages, and composing systems testified in the Ancient Near East.
Filled with informing chapters by kept in mind specialists in the field, this ebook presents Ancient Near Eastern (ANE) languages and language households utilized throughout the time duration of approximately 3200 BCE to the 2nd century CE in the locations of Egypt, eastern Anatolia, Mesopotamia, the Levant, and Iran. In addition to supplying grammatical sketches of the particular languages, the ebook concentrates on socio-linguistic concerns such as diglossia, language contact, the advancement of literary basic languages, and the advancement of diplomatic languages or “linguae francae.” It likewise attends to the interaction of Ancient Near Eastern languages with each other and their functions within the political and cultural systems of ANE societies.
Presented in 5 parts, The Companion to Ancient Near Eastern Languages offers readers with in-depth chapter protection of the composing systems of ANE, beginning with their decipherment. It takes a look at the development of cuneiform writing; the advancement of Egyptian writing in the 4th and early 3rd millennium BCI; and the development of alphabetic scripts. The ebook likewise covers a number of the private languages themselves, consisting of Egyptian, Sumerian, Hittite, Akkadian, Pre- and Post-Exilic Hebrew, Ancient South Arabian, Phoenician, and more.
- Written by leading specialists on the languages and subjects
- Addresses how the private languages communicated with each other and how they operated in the societies that utilized them
- Provides an introduction of all significant language households and composing systems utilized in the Ancient Near East throughout the time duration from the start of composing (roughly 3200 BCE) to the 2nd century CE (end of cuneiform writing)
The Companion to Ancient Near Eastern Languages is a perfect ebook for scholars and undergraduate and college students thinking about Ancient Near Eastern cultures and languages or specific elements of these languages.
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