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Smith, George 1840-1876

Overview
Works: 59 works in 421 publications in 4 languages and 3,112 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Chronologies  Sources  Biography  Catalogs  Comparative studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
Classifications: BS1236, 913.35
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Most widely held works by George Smith
The Chaldean account of Genesis : containing the description of the creation, the fall of man, the deluge, the tower of Babel, the times of the patriarchs, and Nimrod : Babylonian fables, and legends of the gods : from the cuneiform inscriptions by George Smith( Book )

122 editions published between 1876 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Assyriologist George Smith (1840-76) was trained originally as an engraver, but was enthralled by the discoveries of Layard and Rawlinson. He taught himself cuneiform script, and joined the British Museum as a 'repairer' or matcher of broken cuneiform tablets. Promotion followed, and after one of Smith's most significant discoveries among the material sent to the Museum - a Babylonian story of a great flood - he was sent to the Middle East, where he found more inscriptions which contained other parts of the epic tale of Gilgamesh. In 1876, shortly before his early death, Smith published this work, which drew extraordinary parallels between much earlier cuneiform documents and the biblical book of Genesis. The book was both controversial and very successful. The second edition, reissued here, was published in 1880, with corrections and additional material provided by Archibald Sayce (1846-1933), which reflected recent advances in Middle Eastern studies
Assyrian discoveries; an account of explorations and discoveries on the site of Nineveh, during 1873 and 1874 by George Smith( Book )

60 editions published between 1875 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Assyriologist George Smith (1840-76) was trained originally as an engraver, but was enthralled by the discoveries of Layard and Rawlinson. He taught himself cuneiform script, and joined the British Museum as a 'repairer' or matcher of broken cuneiform tablets. Promotion followed, and after one of Smith's most significant discoveries among the material sent to the Museum - a Babylonian story of a great flood - he was sent to the Middle East, where he found more inscriptions which contained other parts of the epic tale of Gilgamesh. In this 1875 work, a bestseller in its day, Smith describes his expedition, the difficulties encountered, and the discoveries, including hundreds of inscriptions which increased knowledge of the Babylonian and Assyrian civilisations but also had a profound effect on traditional biblical studies. Smith died in Aleppo in 1876, having revolutionised understanding of the ancient Near East
Assyria from the earliest times to the fall of Nineveh by George Smith( Book )

39 editions published between 1875 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Assyriologist George Smith (1840-76) was trained originally as an engraver, but was enthralled by the discoveries of Layard and Rawlinson. He taught himself cuneiform script, and joined the British Museum as a 'repairer' of broken cuneiform tablets. Promotion followed, and after one of Smith's most significant discoveries among the material sent to the Museum - a Babylonian story of a great flood - he was sent to the Middle East, where he found more inscriptions which contained other parts of the epic tale of Gilgamesh. In 1875, he
The history of Babylonia by George Smith( Book )

27 editions published between 1875 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Sennacherib by George Smith( Book )

21 editions published between 1878 and 2014 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Assurbanipal by Ashurbanipal( Book )

15 editions published between 1871 and 2010 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cuneiform inscriptions of Western Asia by British Museum( Book )

6 editions published in 1861 in Akkadian and English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient history from the mounuments : Assyria : from the earliest times to the fall of Nineveh by George Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1875 and 1876 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The phonetic values of the cuneiform characters by George Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 1871 and 2010 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient history from the monuments : the history of Babylonia by George Smith( Book )

13 editions published between 1877 and 1895 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of a series of photographs (by S. Thompson) from the collection on the British Museum by British Museum( Book )

2 editions published in 1872 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entdeckungen in Assyrien : ein Bericht der Untersuchungen und Entdeckungen zur Richtigstellung der Lage von Ninive in den Jahren 1873 und 1874 by George Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 1876 and 1904 in 3 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection from the miscellaneous inscriptions of Assyria by Henry Rawlinson( Book )

1 edition published in 1870 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little River Canyon( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doug Phillips "takes the viewer on a seventy-mile hike of the the length of the Little River from its northeast origins near the Alabama-Georgia state line to the final fifteen-mile segment of Little River Canyon. Along the way, Dr. Phillips describes the various features of the area and recounts several points of local history."--Container
Notes on the early history of Assyria and Babylonia by George Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1872 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of a series of photographs by British Museum( Book )

4 editions published in 1872 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaldaean account of the deluge from Terra Cotta tablets found at Nineveh, and now in the British Museum by George Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1872 and 1874 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cuneiform inscriptions of Western Asia( Book )

2 editions published between 1866 and 1870 in Multiple languages and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the chronology of the reign of Sennacherib : with remarks on some other dates in connection with Assyrian and Babylonian history by George Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 1871 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Assyrian discoveries; an account of explorations and discoveries on the site of Nineveh, during 1873 and 1874
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Assyrian discoveries; an account of explorations and discoveries on the site of Nineveh, during 1873 and 1874Assyria from the earliest times to the fall of Nineveh