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The Resource Diversity and Standardization : Perspectives on ancient Near Eastern cultural history, Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum, Jörg Klinger, Gerfrid G. W. Müller, (electronic resource)

Diversity and Standardization : Perspectives on ancient Near Eastern cultural history, Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum, Jörg Klinger, Gerfrid G. W. Müller, (electronic resource)

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Diversity and Standardization : Perspectives on ancient Near Eastern cultural history
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Diversity and Standardization
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Perspectives on ancient Near Eastern cultural history
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Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum, Jörg Klinger, Gerfrid G. W. Müller
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  • Der Alte Orient ist ein Konstrukt der neuzeitlichen Wissenschaft. Seine Grenzen in Raum und Zeit sind unscharf, seine Forschungsgegenstände unterliegen kontinuiertlich der Veränderung. Doch in demselben Maße, in dem die kulturelle, geographische, ethnische und gesellschaftliche Diversität im Alten Orient in der Forschung an Kontur gewinnen, treten auch die Gemeinsamkeiten deutlicher hervor. Dies lenkt den Blick auf Vielfalt und Normierung als Kategorien kulturgeschichtlicher Betrachtung, und die Frage, inwieweit diese als Elemente des historischen Prozesses selbst wirksam sind. Die Einführung eines neuen Maßsystems, eine Schriftreform, die Durchsetzung eines neuen keramischen Formenrepertoires sind Beispiele für die aktive Nutzung des Wissens um die Wirkmächtigkeit von Normierungsprozessen zur Stabilisierung territorialer Herrschaft. Doch die Frage stellt sich für den Alten Orient sehr viel grundsätzlicher: Welchen Anteil haben Konzepte, Regelungsmechanismen und Zeichensysteme an der Erzeugung der kulturell, politisch, religiös, wirtschaftlich und sozial überformten Räumen? Im Rahmen der Forschungen des Exzellenz-Clusters TOPOI, der das Spannungsfeld von Räumen und Wissen in der Antike erkundet, widmete sich ein Symposium historischen Phänomenen von Vielfalt und Normierung in altorientaischen Kulturen. Der Band versammelt archäologische, philologische, historische, linguistische und religionsgeschichtliche Beiträge nenommierter Forscher zur Altertumskunde Vorderasiens. --
  • The ancient Near East is a construct defined by present-day scientific investigations, a construct whose temporal and spatial boundaries are fuzzy, constantly shifting under the weight of new empirical data and increasingly sophisticated analytical methods. Its objects of investigation, even those that have resided in museum collections for generations, are in flux, as the profound cultural, geographical, ethnic and social diversity of the ancient Near East threatens to drown out any points of commonality. Yet it is these points of commonality that draw us inevitably to questions of Diversity and Standardization as categories for cross-cultural and trans-historical analysis. As we look across the variegated horizons of antiquity, do these categories have any real analytical power? For instance, the introduction of a new system of measurement or bookkeeping technique or even the imposition of a standardized repertoire of pottery forms on a more-or-less subject population are all examples of the real power of processes of standardization to stabilize territorial political entities. The problem must be posed for the ancient Near East at an even more fundamental level, however: what role do concepts, methods of standardization and, more generally, sign systems play in the reconfiguration and reconstitution of cultural, political, religious, scientific and social spaces? This volume results from a symposium under the aegis of the TOPOI Research Cluster (a trans-disciplinary research center devoted to the investigation of the interdependencies between space and knowledge in the ancient world) that brought together leading archaeologists, philologists, historians and linguists in order to investigate concrete historical examples that speak to questions of Diversity and Standardization in the ancient Near East. --
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  • Nommer à l'époque amorrite
  • Durand, Jean-Marie
  • Gods of Commagene: The Cult of the Stag-God in the inscriptions of Ancoz
  • Hawkins, J. David
  • Urbanisierung, Stadtplanung und Wirtschaftsweise in "marginalen Gebieten" Nordostsyriens
  • Meyer, Jan-Waalke
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • Owen, David I.
  • Neuassyrische Schrift und Sprache in den urartäischen Königsinschriften (9.-7. Jahrhundert v. Chr.)
  • Salvini, Mirjo
  • Frontmatter
  • Gauging the influence of Babylonian magic: The reception of Mesopotamian traditions in Hittite ritual practice
  • Schwemer, Daniel
  • Between scepticism and credulity: In defence of Hittite historiography
  • Singer, Itamar
  • Index of texts cited
  • Program of the Symposium Normierung und Emanzipation: Bausteine für eine Kulturgeschichte des 2. Jts. v.Chr. im Alten Orient
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Vorwort
  • The Anatolian Fate-Goddesses and their Different Traditions
  • Archi, Alfonso
  • Harrâdum, entre Babylone et le « pays de Mari »
  • Charpin, Dominique
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Diversity and Standardization : Perspectives on ancient Near Eastern cultural history, Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum, Jörg Klinger, Gerfrid G. W. Müller, (electronic resource)
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Contents
  • Nommer à l'époque amorrite
  • Durand, Jean-Marie
  • Gods of Commagene: The Cult of the Stag-God in the inscriptions of Ancoz
  • Hawkins, J. David
  • Urbanisierung, Stadtplanung und Wirtschaftsweise in "marginalen Gebieten" Nordostsyriens
  • Meyer, Jan-Waalke
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • Owen, David I.
  • Neuassyrische Schrift und Sprache in den urartäischen Königsinschriften (9.-7. Jahrhundert v. Chr.)
  • Salvini, Mirjo
  • Frontmatter
  • Gauging the influence of Babylonian magic: The reception of Mesopotamian traditions in Hittite ritual practice
  • Schwemer, Daniel
  • Between scepticism and credulity: In defence of Hittite historiography
  • Singer, Itamar
  • Index of texts cited
  • Program of the Symposium Normierung und Emanzipation: Bausteine für eine Kulturgeschichte des 2. Jts. v.Chr. im Alten Orient
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Vorwort
  • The Anatolian Fate-Goddesses and their Different Traditions
  • Archi, Alfonso
  • Harrâdum, entre Babylone et le « pays de Mari »
  • Charpin, Dominique
Control code
9783050057576
Extent
1 online resource (238 pages)
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online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9783050057576
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1524/9783050057576
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