Frederick MARIO Fales

Frederick MARIO Fales
University of Udine | UNIUD · Department of History and Cultural Heritage Preservation

PhD

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Introduction
Frederick Mario Fales teaches History of the Ancient Near East at the U. of Udine since 1994, Critical editions: Aramaic tablets of Assyria (1986) and administrative texts from Nineveh (1992, 1995). Historical overvierws: L’impero assiro, Roma-Bari 2001; Guerre et paix en Assyrie, Paris 2010. On the politics of antiquity in the modern Near East: Saccheggio in Mesopotamia, Udine 2004, finalist at the Viareggio Prize in 2005. He has led archaeological excavations in Iraq, Syria and Turkey.

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In the course of some thirteen centuries (CA. 1900-600 BCE), the Assyrian juridical system proves to reflect and incorporate not only political and ideological changes of major import, and but also innovations taking place in legal procedure and its institutional foundations. Many of the legal practices directing the Assyrian merchants in their bus...
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This is the second of three planned articles on ethnicity in the Assyrian empire, with ethnicity involving the identification of group identities and/or differentiations on the basis of mutual contact, as observed from the protagonists' viewpoint or from that of the surrounding social order, along the Barthian model. On a documentary basis, the Ass...
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The aqueduct in limestone blocks at Jerwan in the present day Dohuk region of Iraqi Kurdistan is one of the most imposing monuments erected by the Assyrian king Sennacherib (704-681 b.c.) as part of his vast hydraulic program for Nineveh. This aqueduct, subject of a precise and innovative, albeit brief, investigation by Thorkild Jacobsen and Seton...
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This is the first article on the 2012 field investigation of the inscriptions of the aqueduct of Jerwan (Iraqi Kurdistan).
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This is the first article on the 2012 field investigation of the inscriptions of the aqueduct of Jerwan (Iraqi Kurdistan).
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In the course of a long and hugely successful archaeological career, Paolo Matthiae has linked his name to discoveries which revolutionized previous scholarly knowledge and / or longstanding beliefs on ancient Syria. Obviously, the earliest of such achievements concerned the art-historical sphere: thus, the Ebla reliefs and inlays came to fully con...
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The term massartu is well attested in letters in cuneiform to and from the Neo-Assyrian court, written in the main in the 7th century BC. In itself, massartu is a general Akkadian term, meaning "watch, guard", but in the early 1st millennium BC it takes on two interesting semantic specializations, both of which are tied to the practical and politic...
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No treatise of ancient Mesopotamian clinical neurology has yet been written, although much groundbreaking work on medical or medically-related texts from this area (modern Iraq) has been performed in recent years. All through Mesopotamian civilization (c. 3000-100 BC), literary and erudite knowledge, recorded on clay tablets in cuneiform script, th...
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The Syrian Djezireh is under close observation these days. As demonstrated by the present conference, a veritable army of historians, archaeologists, and specialists in all the allied sciences has been subjecting the reg ion to close scrutinyfor a number of years, and discoveries of all types and all periods are constantly reported, white new techn...
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PortenBezalel and YardeniAda (ed. and tr.): Textbook of Aramaic documents from ancient Egypt. Newly copied, edited and translated into Hebrew and English, l: Letters. Appendix: Aramaic letters from the Bible, n [in two parts]: Contracts. [ix], 143 pp.; liv, 191 pp.; 37 facsimiles. Jerusalem: The Hebrew University, Department of the History of the J...
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The multiplicity of cultural links between the 5th century Aramaic milieu of Elephantine and the earlier horizon of the Neo-Assyrian empire is evident in the Ahiqar narrative, as well as in the juridical formulae and onomastics of the Aramaic colony. However, no comparative investigation regarding the epistolography of these two historical settings...

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