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Expédition scientifique en Mésopotamie

Expédition scientifique en Mésopotamie
Exécutée par ordre du gouvernement de 1851 à 1854 par MM. Fulgence Fresnel, Félix Thomas, et Jules Oppert


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  • Date Published: November 2014
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108078962

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About the Authors
  • Born in Hamburg to Jewish parents, Julius Oppert (1825–1905) later moved to France, where he established a reputation as a remarkably gifted Assyriologist, making significant contributions to the decipherment of cuneiform Akkadian. Between 1851 and 1854, he accompanied the orientalist Fulgence Fresnel (1795–1855) on the French expedition to Mesopotamia. In recognition of his role, involving important excavations at the site of the ancient city of Babylon, Oppert was granted French citizenship. In May 1855, however, a great many of the discovered antiquities were lost when the raft transporting them sank in the Tigris under the weight of its priceless cargo. The present work appeared in two volumes between 1859 and 1863; the publication of the second volume preceded that of the first, as Oppert prioritised the analysis of the cuneiform inscriptions. Volume 1 (1863) records the journey and archaeological results. Volume 2 (1859) seeks to decipher the inscriptions.

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    • Date Published: November 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108078962
    • length: 766 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 mm
    • weight: 1.83kg
    • availability: Out of stock in print form with no current plan to reprint
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Préface
    Part I. Voyage d'Issus à Babylone:
    1. D'Alexandrette à Alep
    2. Alep
    3. D'Alep à l'Euphrate
    4. De l'Euphrate à Diabekr
    5. Diarbekr ou Amida
    6. De Diarbekr à Djezireh
    7. Djezireth Ibn-Omar
    8. Entrée en Assyrie
    9. Ninive et Mossoul
    10. De Mossoul à Bagdad
    11. Bagdad
    12. Séleucie et Ctésiphon
    13. De Bagdad à Babylone
    Part II. Babylone:
    1. Hillah
    2. Le kasr
    3. Tell Amran Ibn Ali
    4. Babil
    5. Les autres édifices
    6. Birs-Nimroud et les ruines environnantes
    7. La ville du nord-est
    8. Les murs de Babylone
    9. Ruines détachées de Babylone
    10. Ruines autour de Babylone
    11. Excursion au Kifl
    12. Excursion à Kerbala
    13. Excursion vers le midi de Babylone
    Part III. De Babylobe à Ninive:
    1. Les ruines de la Chaldée
    2. Voyage de Bagdad à Mossoul
    3. Ninive
    4. Calach (Nimrod)
    5. Khorsabad
    6. Retour en Europe
    Additions et changements. Volume 2: Préface
    Part I. Des signes de l'écriture anarienne:
    1. Bases du déchiffrement
    2. Méthode de déchiffrement des signes étrangers aux noms propres
    3. Caractère idéographique de l'écriture anarienne
    4. De la polyphonie
    5. Origine hiéroglyphique de l'écriture cunéiforme
    6. Origine touranienne de l'écriture cunéiforme
    Part II. Interprétation des textes assyriens des rois achéménides:
    1. Inscription de Xerxès à Van
    2. Inscriptions de Persépolis
    3. Grande inscription sépulcrale de Nakch-i-Roustam
    4. Inscription de'Artaxerxès Mnémon à Suse
    5. Inscription de Bisoutoun
    6. Inscription des fenetres
    7. Inscription assyrienne de Darius à Persépolis
    Part III. Déchiffrement des inscriptions unilingues de Babylone et de Ninive:
    1. Inscription cursive de Nabuchodonosor, en six lignes
    2. Inscription cursive de Nabuchodonosor, en huit lignes
    3. Inscription du canal
    4. Inscription du temple
    5. Inscription de Londres
    6. Inscriptions diverses des rois babyloniens
    7. Inscriptions des briques de Ninive
    8. Inscriptions du harem de Khorsabad
    9. Tables votives de la fondation de Khorsabad
    10. Noms des rois assyriens
    11. Inscriptions de Sardanapale V.

  • Author

    Julius Oppert

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