Pacifying the hearts of the gods: Sumerian Emesal prayers of the first millenium BC

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWiesbaden
PublisherHarrassowitz Verlag
Number of pages356
ISBN (Print)3447067489, 9783447067485
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameHeidelberger Emesal-Studien
PublisherHarrassowitz Verlag

Bibliographical note

"Pacifying the hearts of the gods investigates the corpus of Emesal prayers, i.e., prayers composed in the Emesal register of the Sumerian language that are known from cuneiform tablets dating from the beginning of the second millennium BC up to the end of the first millennium BC. ... The content of the prayers is usually lamentful, mourning the destruction of various Mesopotamian cities and temples ..."--Back cover.
"This book is a revised, expanded, and rewritten version of the first part of my dissertation ... submitted to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2007."--Page [xix].

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