Handbook of Ugaritic Studies

Wilfred G. E.. Watson, Nicolas Wyatt
Brill, 2015 - 892 pages
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All aspects of the ancient site of Ras Shamra (Ugarit) are treated in this compendium: discovery, decipherment of script, interpretation of literary, diplomatic and legal texts, as well as analysis of languages, history, religion and iconography. Cyrus Gordon called its archives 'the foremost literary discovery of the twentieth century' and they have undoubtedly revolutionized our knowledge of the background to Greek, Phoenician and Israelite culture.

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Wilfred Watson, Ph.D. (1973), Aberdeen University, is Visiting Research Fellow in Newcastle University. He has written extensively on Ugaritic language and poetry and co-edited the Newsletter for Ugaritic Studies and Ugarit, Religion and Culture (Ugarit-Verlag, 1996).
Nicolas Wyatt is Reader in Religious Studies in the University of Edinburgh. His main research interests are in the history of religions and mythology. He is author of Myths of Power (Ugarit Verlag, 1996) and Religious Texts from Ugarit (Sheffield Academic Press, 1998).

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