Browse by Subject
Current Leaflets
and Catalogs
and Pre-Press
sign up for special offers in your fields of interest  •  sign in to see what suggestions ISD has for you or to create a wishlist
70 Enterprise Drive, Suite 2
Bristol, CT 06010
+1 860 584-6546
quick search
advanced search
my account
email address
Who am I? And what's my password?
Sign in
or Create an Account
my shopping cart
is currently empty
view cart / check out
250 pages
Journal of Cuneiform Studies Supplemental Series, 6
Lockwood Press
Hardback (November 2018)
ISBN-13 9781948488068
ISBN-10 194848806X
Not yet published
add to wish list
PDF eBook (November 2018)
ISBN-13 9781948488075
ISBN-10 1948488078
Not yet published
add to wish list
Ancient Near East
The Hittite Gilgamesh
by Gary M. Beckman
From the late third millennium BCE on, the adventures of Gilgamesh were well known throughout Babylonia and Assyria, and the discovery of fragmentary Akkadian-language fragments of versions of his tale at Bogazköy, Ugarit, Emar, and Megiddo in Palestine demonstrates that tales of the hero's exploits had reached the periphery of the cuneiform world already in the Late Bronze Age. In addition to the manuscripts in the Hittite language recounting Gilgamesh's adventures, two Akkadian versions and fragmentary Hurrian renderings have turned up at the Hittite capital Hattusa. This volume offers an edition of the material from Bogazköy, which has been of particular importance to modern scholars in reconstructing the epic and analyzing its development, since it documents a period in the history of the narrative's progressive restructuring and elaboration for which very few textual witnesses have yet been recovered from Mesopotamia itself. And it is this very Middle Babylonian or Kassite period to which scholarly consensus assigns the composition of the final, canonical, version of the epic. 
Add to wishlist
You currently have wishlists
Please click on the name of the wishlist you want to add the item to.
Add to Cart
  If you have received a leaflet or are ordering from a conference handlist and want to take advantage of a special
  reduced price, please enter the relevant promotional code.
  ISBN Title Price   Promotional Code  

Wishlist item added
The item has been successfully added to your selected wishlist.
Home • Top of Page • Contact • About ISD • Browse by Subject • Publishers • Typesetting & Pre-Press • Sitemap • Privacy Statement • Terms & Conditions © ISD 2012