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All of the chronicle literature of historical Mesopotamia from the early moment millennium to Seleucid occasions is amassed during this English translation of Glassner’s Chroniques M? sopotamiennes (Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 1993). In addition to revising and supplementing the French variation, this quantity offers transcriptions of the cuneiform and English translations of each instance of Sumerian, Assyrian, and Babylonian chronographic literature as good as seminal essays at the style and on Mesopotamian historiography in common.
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The language was rediscovered only in the nineteenth century, when the cuneiform writing was (gradually) deciphered. The Assyrian dialect was discovered ﬁrst, and this gave rise to the misleading term ‘Assyriology’ for the study of Akkadian in general. Today, hundreds of thousands of Akkadian texts are known. These encompass many diﬀerent genres, including poetry (such as the epic of Gilgamesh), religious compositions, royal and monumental inscriptions, histories, monolingual and multilingual dictionaries (word-lists), grammatical texts, astronomical and mathematical texts, legal documents (most famously the Code of Hammurabi), private and diplomatic correspondence, and an endless quantity of economic and administrative documents.
Part II describes structural changes, whereas Part III describes functional replacement. In Part II we shall see that ﬁnite complements did not develop from any paratactic structures, but rather from other subordinate structures (adverbial clauses). On the other hand, Part III will demonstrate that during the history of Babylonian, the use of subordinate complements was extended at the expense of paratactic structures (amongst others). Thus, although parataxis was not the structural source of ﬁnite complements, ﬁnite complements nevertheless took over some functions which parataxis performed in earlier periods.
The attempts to capture both the semantic notion of dependence and the hierarchical notion of embedding, especially in a cross-linguistic perspective, have resulted in a variety of sometimes conﬂicting deﬁnitions. Some authors use the terms ‘hypotaxis’ and ‘subordination’ for distinct phenomena (C. Lehmann 1988, Matthiessen and Thompson 1988, Cristofaro 1998b), but each draws the distinction along diﬀerent lines. In this study, I shall avoid the term ‘hypotaxis’ altogether. The term ‘subordination’ will be used in the traditional, purely hierarchical sense, as a synonym for ‘embedding’.