Sumerian Literary and Historical Inscriptions William W. Hallo, Harold Torger Vedeler, Mark E. Cohen, Ulla Kasten

Yale Oriental Series, Babylonian Texts
Publication date:
10 Jul 2018
Yale University Press
128 pages: 287 x 213mm
102 b-w illus.


Seventy-two cuneiform Sumerian literary texts from the Yale Babylonian Collection are featured in this volume of the Yale Oriental Series

The long-awaited twenty-second volume in the Yale Oriental Series provides reproductions of over one-hundred plates drawn from the Yale Babylonian Collection, one of the world’s largest repositories of cuneiform inscriptions. An essential resource for Assyriologists, Sumerologists, and scholars of the ancient Near East, it features an introduction by William W. Hallo and seventy-two Sumerian literary texts and inscriptions that include hymns, prayers, incantations, model legal documents, and royal correspondence, shedding light on Mesopotamian culture as transmitted through ancient Sumerian documentation.

William W. Hallo was William M. Laffan Professor Emeritus of Assyriology and Babylonian Literature at Yale University for forty years and curator of the Yale Babylonian Collection. He authored and coauthored numerous books and articles.