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Weeden, Mark (2016) 'Hittite Scribal Culture and Syria: Palaeography and Cuneiform Transmission.' In: Shibata, Daisuke and Yamada, Shigeo, (eds.), Cultures and Societies in the Middle Euphrates and Habur Areas in the Second Millennium BC – I Scribal Education and Scribal Traditions. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, pp. 159-193.

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Article addressing the question of the cuneiform palaeography of clay tablets belonging to foreign scribal traditions found at the site of Boğazköy/Hattusa. The article argues for consideration not just of the time when particular sign-forms were introduced to the cuneiform repertoire at Hattusa, but of the manner in which this might have happened, including the copying traditions of particular texts that may have been more or less relevant at specific times in history. The article thus argues for an additional perspective to be added to Hittite palaeographic studies, based on the assumption that use of previously unknown or less used sign-forms has s historical context and can be used to an extent as a gauge of interaction with Syrian and Mespotamian culture on the level of state organisation.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Keywords: Hittites, cuneiform, palaeography, textual traditions
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: 9783447105835
Copyright Statement: Copyright remains with the publisher
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Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2016 12:57

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