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Beyond Hatti: A Tribute to Gary Beckman

Edited by Billie Jean Collins and Piotr Michalowski


This collection of essays honors the life and work of Gary Beckman, Professor of Hittite and Mesopotamian Studies at the University of Michigan. The essays were contributed by his colleagues, students, and friends, and their breadth—traversing ancient Anatolia, Syria, Mesopotamia, and beyond—are a measure of the range of his influence as a scholar. His interest in the reception and adaptation of Syro-Mesopotamian culture by the Hittites in particular inspired this offering.

Beyond Hatti: A Tribute to Gary Beckman

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    400 pages

    6 x 9 inches

    ISBN 978-1-937040-11-6 (hardcover)

    ISBN 978-1-937040-28-4 (PDF)

    March 2013

  • Table of Contents

    The West Hurrian Pantheon and Its Background Alfonso Archi

    Adapting Mesopotamian Myth in Hurro-Hittite Rituals at Hattuša: IŠTAR, the Underworld, and the Legendary Kings Mary R. Bachvarova

    The R̥gvedic Ghoṣā Hymns and the Atirātra Joel P. Brereton

    The Place of KBo 13.145 in the Hantitaššu Text Tradition Billie Jean Collins

    A Diplomatic Marriage in the Ramesside Period: Maathorneferure, Daughter of the Great Ruler of Hatti Marjorie Fisher

    Albert T. Clay and His Babylonian Collection Benjamin R. Foster

    “The King’s Speech”: Royal Rhetorical Language Harry A. Hoffner Jr.

    A Sanskrit Riddle in Three Movements Rig Veda V.84 Stephanie W. Jamison

    Luvian Language in “Luvian” Rituals in Hattuša H. Craig Melchert

    The Steward of Divine Gudea and His Family in Ur III Girsu Piotr Michalowski

    Le rituel d’Allī d’Arzawa contre un ensorcellement (CTH 402): une nouvelle édition Alice Mouton

    Accounting for Gold in a Period of Unrest Elizabeth E. Payne

    An Essay on Scribal Families, Tradition, and Innovation in irteenth-Century Ugarit Carole Roche-Hawley and Robert Hawley

    Prologues and Poets: On the Opening Lines of the Gilgamesh Epic Jack M. Sasson

    The Social Matrix of Early Judean Magic and Divination: From “Top Down” or “Bottom Up”? Brian B. Schmidt

    The Umma Field Ušgida and the Question of GARšana’s Location Piotr Steinkeller

    The Divine Gudea on Ur III Seal Images Claudia E. Suter

    Dig Dogs and Camp Cats at Karanis: The Animals of the 1924–1935 University of Michigan Expedition to Egypt Terry G. Wilfong

    Texts and Royal Seals of the Middle Hittite Period from the “House of the Chief of the Guards” at Hattuša Gernot Wilhelm


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