Commerce and Monetary Systems in the Ancient World: Means of Transmission and Cultural Interaction : Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Symposium of the Assyrian and Babylonian Intellectual Heritage Project, Held in Innsbruck, Austria, October 3rd - 8th 2002

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Robert Rollinger, Christoph Ulf, Kordula Schnegg
Franz Steiner Verlag, 2004 - History - 561 pages
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This volume forms the proceedings of the Fifth Annual Symposium of the Assyrian and Babylonian Intellectual Heritage Project held in Innsbruck in 2002. Twenty-nine specialist contributions focus on the economic aspects of the `diffusion and transformation of the cultural heritage of the ancient Near East'. Eight thematic sections discuss: Near Eastern economic theory; Mesopotamia in the third millenium BC; Mesopotamia and the Levant in the first half of the first millennium BC; Levant, Egypt and the Aegean world during the same time span; Greece and Achaemenids, Parthians, Sasanians and Rome; social aspects of this exchange, including its affects on religion, borders, education and cosmology. The scope of the papers is wide, with subjects including Babylonian twin towns and ethnic minorities, archaic Greek aristocrats, the Phoenicians and the birth of a Mediterranean society, slavery, Iron Age Cyprus, Seleucid coins, the `Silk Route', and Greek images of the Assyrian and Babylonian kingdoms. Sixteen papers in English, the rest in German.
  

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Contents

A Panaino New Perspectives for an Intercultural Approach to the Sciences
13
T Abusch The Epic of Gilgamesh and the Homeric Epics l
19
Gruenwald Ritual Economy and the Religion of Ancient Israel
29
A Panaino The Mesopotamian Heritage of Achaemenian Kingship
35
G Beckman My SunGod Reflections of Mesopotamian Conceptions
37
H Charafand A Chaaya Syriac Cult Places in Wadi Qadisha
45
J HämeenAnttila Descent and Ascent in Islamic Myth
47
the Transformation
61
B PongratzLeisten The Other and the Enemy in the Mesopotamian Conception
195
Astrid Möller Zur Aktualität der Wirtschaftsanthropologie Karl Polanyis
218
LEVANTE ÄGYPTEN UND DIE ÄGÄIS IN DER 1 HÄLFTE DES 1 JAHRTAUSENDS
231
Hans Georg Niemeyer The Phoenicians and the Birth of a Multinational
245
Ingomar Weiler Sklaverei in der homerischen und altorientalischen Welt
270
HELLAS UND ACHÄMENIDEN PARTHER SASANIDEN UND ROM
293
Burkhard Meißner Über Modelle antiker Geldverkehrssysteme
311
Andreas Luther DuraEuropos zwischen Palmyra und den Partnern
327

R Rollinger Herodotus and the Intellectual Heritage of the Ancient
65
J N Lawson Mesopotamian Precursors to the Stoic Concept of Logos
69
R N Frye Mapping Assyria
75
A M Saadi The Originality of Syriac Historiography
85
West Fable and Disputation
93
Continuity
99
A Harrak The Assembly of Seleucia an the Tigris according to the Syriac
109
Mesopotamias Heritage in Arabic
119
S Whiting On a Lighter Note
127
K Karttunen The Naked Ascetics of India and Other Eastern Religions
135
E Y Odisho The Ethnic Linguistic and Cultural Identity of Modern
137
R Kratz From Nabonidus to Cyrus
143
Some Remarks about
149
B A Levine On the Role of Aramaic in Transmitting SyroMesopotamian
157
Herbert Graßl Marktorganisation und Preisbildung in der römischen
352
Andrea Gariboldi Royal Ideological Patterns between Seleucid
366
Antonio Panaino Commerce and Conflicts of Religions in Sasanian
385
Richard N Frye Trade and Coinage on the Ancient Silk Route
405
Terminology
420
Galter Militärgrenze und Euphrathandel
444
Manfred Schretter Zur Roller der altmesopotamischen Schule bei
461
Salvo De Meis Astronomical Reflexes in Ancient Coins
470
Reinhold Bichler Some Observations on the Image of the Assyrian
499
Fabio Martelli II progetto di colonizzazione Armena della Terra Santa
519
Quellen
540
INHALTSVERZEICHNIS DER BÄNDE MELAMMU I II III
555
Addresses of the Contributors 134
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