- Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press (October 31, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0801867150
- ISBN-13: 978-0801867156
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 17 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #742,731 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The acknowledged master of these texts is William Moran, who produced a complete re-edition of the tablets, in French, in 1987. The Amarna Letters is a revised version of this, done into English. Open it, and hear these voices from a vanished empire speak after three and a half millennia."(Times Literary Supplement)
"Fascinating... The refined scholarship and mature pedagogy of a distinguished student of the ancient Near East."(Libraries and Culture)
"A superb treatment of the Amarna Letters."(Zeitschrift für Assyriologie)
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Also there are coorespondence between rulers within the rule of the Egyptians, flattery, complaints and disembling. Here better than anywhere else is the means to see inside a world 3,600 years ago like you can not get by anyother means, not even from tomb records of a long lost time.
Concerning content, the book is well organized and has excellent indexes for looking up biblical names of people, cities, tribes, Middle Eastern gods, etc. There is a fairly extensive article at the beginning which tries to date the tablets and talk about the character of their language. Except for the criticisms of the translation, the book is very well put together. Lastly, if you haven't gathered as much from my earlier commentary, there is no cuneiform in the book. It is strictly and English translation.