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Weeden, Mark (2011) 'Adapting to New Contexts. Cuneiform in Anatolia.' In: Radner, Karen and Robson, Eleanor, (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Cuneiform Culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 597-617.

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This article focuses on cuneiform and scribal education in Anatolia. It attempts to trace some of the developments in the corpus of knowledge and training when it let the confines of its initial area of relevance and was received in Anatolia by the Hittites and to draw inferences about the semiotic and sociological context of the wholesale import of a large-scale technocratic apparatus from one culture into another. It discusses the institutional and social context of scribal education in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia and suggests that class composition among the Anatolian elite was not necessarily the same as that in Mesopotamia.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of History
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East
ISBN: 9780199557301
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Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2011 14:18

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