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University of Chicago Oriental Institute

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Works: 835 works in 1,660 publications in 6 languages and 14,691 library holdings
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Classifications: PJ2, 492.1
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Assyrian dictionary by University of Chicago( Book )

33 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The CAD project was initiated in the early 1920s, not long after James Henry Breasted founded the Oriental Institute in 1919, and barely one hundred years after the decipherment of the cuneiform script. This initial decipherment, and the soon-to-follow achievements in understanding the languages in which the hundreds of thousands of clay tablets were inscribed, opened an unsuspected treasure-house for the study and appreciation of one of the world's oldest civilizations. The Chicago Assyrian Dictionary was conceived to provide more than lexical information alone, more than a one-to-one equivalent between Akkadian and English words. By presenting each word in a meaningful context, usually with a full and idiomatic translation, it recreates the cultural milieu and thus in many ways assumes the function of an encyclopedia. Its source material ranges in time from the third millennium b.c. to the first century a.d., and in geographic area from the Mediterranean Sea in the west to the Zagros Mountains in the east. With sixteen of the projected twenty-one volumes published and the remaining volumes in various stages of preparation, with close to two million file cards - a database which is continually updated and which is accessible to scholars and students who wish to consult it - the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary has become an invaluable source for the study of the civilizations of the ancient Near East, their political and cultural history, their achievements in the sciences of medicine, astronomy, mathematics, and linguistics, and not least the timeless beauty of their poetry. - Publisher
The Organization of power : aspects of bureaucracy in the ancient Near East by McGuire Gibson( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient Egypt : treasures from the collection of the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago by University of Chicago( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private houses and graves in the Diyala region by Pinhas Delougaz( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visible language : inventions of writing in the ancient Middle East and beyond( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique exhibit is the result of collaborative efforts of more than twenty authors and loans from five museums. It focuses on the independent invention of writing in at least four different places in the Old world and Mesoamerica with the earliest texts of Uruk, Mesopotamia (5,300 BC) shown in the United States for the first time. Visitors to the exhibit and readers of this catalog can see and compare the parallel pathways by which writing came into being and was used by the earliest kingdoms of Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, and the Maya world
The Hilly flanks and beyond : essays on the prehistory of southwestern Asia presented to Robert J. Braidwood, November l5, l982( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in honor of Benno Landsberger on his seventy-fifth birthday, April 21, 1965 by University of Chicago( Book )

4 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prehistoric archeology along the Zagros Flanks( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irak - Grabungsberichte - Neolithikum
Islamic bindings & bookmaking by Gulnar K Bosch( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hittite dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago by University of Chicago( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 1989 in 5 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The temple of King Sethos I at Abydos by Alan H Gardiner( Book )

in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persepolis and ancient Iran( Book )

10 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs taken during 1931-34, 1934-39 oriental expeditions
Studies presented to A. Leo Oppenheim : June 7, 1964 by University of Chicago( Book )

5 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in honor of George R. Hughes : January 12, 1977 by G. R Hughes( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient textiles from Nubia : Meroitic, X-group, and Christian fabrics from Ballana and Qustul : an exhibition organized by the Art Institute of Chicago by Christa C Mayer-Thurman( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oriental Institute communications by University of Chicago( )

in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1905-1907 Breasted expeditions to Egypt and the Sudan : a photographic study : the Oriental Institute by James Henry Breasted( Book )

9 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flights over ancient cities of Iran by Erich Friedrich Schmidt( Book )

7 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neo-Babylonian texts in the Oriental Institute collection by David B Weisberg( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and Akkadian and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Assyrian dictionary
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Chicago (Ill)

Chicago. University. Oriental Institute

Chicagoko Ekialdeko Institutua

Institut oriental de Chicago

Institut Orientau de l'Universitat de Chicago

Instituto Oriental de Chicago

Istituto orientale dell'Università di Chicago

Museu Oriental da Universidade de Chicago

Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute (Chicago)

Oriental Institute (Chicago, Ill.)

Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.

Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

Orijentalni institut u Chicagu

University Chicago, Ill Oriental Institute

University of Chicago Doğu Bilimleri Enstitüsü

University of Chicago Oriental Institute

University Oriental Institute

המכון האוריינטלי של אוניברסיטת שיקגו

مؤسسه خاورشناسی دانشگاه شیکاگو

ჩიკაგოს აღმოსავლეთმცოდნეობის ინსტიტუტი

オリエント学研究所 (シカゴ大学)

芝加哥大學東方研究所

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Ancient Egypt : treasures from the collection of the Oriental Institute, University of ChicagoVisible language : inventions of writing in the ancient Middle East and beyondThe Hittite dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of ChicagoPersepolis and ancient IranNeo-Babylonian texts in the Oriental Institute collectionSearch the shadowsAn adventure of great dimension : the launching of the Chicago Assyrian dictionary