Approaches to Sumerian Literature: Studies in Honour of Stip (H. L. J. Vanstiphout)
Michalowski, Piotr and Niek Veldhuis, editors
Leiden: Brill, 2006 pp. vi + 247. $122.00
Cuneiform Monographs, 35
Description: This volume, dedicated to H.L.J. Vanstiphout at the occasion of his retirement from the University of Groningen, July 14th 2006, demonstrates the broad variety of scholarly approaches to the study of ancient Sumerian literature. It contains contributions by Bendt Alster (Ninurta and the Turtle), Nicole Brisch (In Praise of the Kings of Larsa), A.J. Ferrara (A Hodgepodge of Snippets), Alhena Gadotti (Gilgameš, Gudam and the Singer), W.W. Hallo (A Sumerian Apocryphon?), Dina Katz (Appeals to Utu), Jacob Klein (Man and His God), Piotr Michalowski (The Strange History of Tumal), Gonzalo Rubio (Šulgi and the Death of Sumerian), Niek Veldhuis (How Did They Learn Cuneiform?), and Claus Wilcke (Die Hymne auf das Heiligtum Keš).
Subjects: Ancient Near East, Mesopotamian Literature, Sumerian Literature, Literature
Review by Antoine Cavigneaux
Citation: Antoine Cavigneaux, review of Piotr Michalowski And Niek Veldhuis, eds., Approaches to Sumerian Literature: Studies in Honour of Stip (H. L. J. Vanstiphout), Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2007).
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