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University of Chicago Oriental Institute

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Works: 799 works in 1,228 publications in 6 languages and 9,752 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Conference proceedings  Periodicals  Manuscripts  Bibliography  Photographs 
Roles: Editor, Other, Publisher, Correspondent
Classifications: PJ3525, 492.1
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Assyrian dictionary by University of Chicago ( Book )
28 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 353 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
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 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Organization of power : aspects of bureaucracy in the ancient Near East by McGuire Gibson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Hilly flanks and beyond : essays on the prehistory of southwestern Asia presented to Robert J. Braidwood, November l5, l982 ( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prehistoric archeology along the Zagros Flanks ( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Irak - Grabungsberichte - Neolithikum
Persepolis and ancient Iran ( Book )
6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Photographs taken during 1931-34, 1934-39 oriental expeditions
Studies in honor of Benno Landsberger on his seventy-fifth birthday, April 21, 1965 by University of Chicago ( Book )
3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Visible language : inventions of writing in the ancient Middle East and beyond ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 169 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 temple of King Sethos I at Abydos by Alan H Gardiner ( Book )
in English and held by 164 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 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Hittite dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago by University (Chicago) ( Book )
9 editions published in 1970 in 4 languages and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Islamic bindings & bookmaking by Gulnar K Bosch ( Book )
6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 152 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 147 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 )
3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies presented to A. Leo Oppenheim, June 7, 1964 [from the workshop of the Chicago Assyrian dictionary] by University of Chicago ( Book )
5 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 1919/20 Breasted expedition to the Near East : a photographic study by James Henry Breasted ( Book )
5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in ancient oriental civilization ( )
in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oriental Institute communications by University of Chicago ( )
in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Old Babylonian letters from Tell Asmar by Robert M Whiting ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Chicago (Ill.)
OI
Oriental Institute Chicago
Oriental Institute Chicago, Ill.
Oriental institute of the university of Chicago
Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
University Chicago, Ill Oriental Institute
University of Chicago Doğu Bilimleri Enstitüsü
University of Chicago Oriental institute
University Oriental Institute
Languages
English (221)
German (2)
Akkadian (2)
Hittite (1)
Indo-European (1)
Sumerian (1)
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