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Publish yr note: First released in 1989

Covers the dialects of East and West Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Alsace and Luxembourg. there's a description of the dialect constitution of every quarter, copiously illustrated with phonological, grammatical and lexical examples.

`This quantity of concise, parallel stories of German dialects is to be vastly welcomed. The editor has succeeded in encouraging the individuals ... to persist with an total exact plan of presentation. he's additionally to be congratulated for assembling such a very good team.' - Times better schooling Supplement

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In the month Tašrītu, the head of the king of Sidon was cut off and conveyed to Assyria. 15´–19´) The sixth year (675): The army of Assyria [march]ed to Melid (and) encamped against Mugallu. On the fifth day of the month Ulūlu (VI), Ḫumban-ḫaltaš (II), k[ing of El]am, without becoming ill and still appearing healthy, died in his palace. Ḫumban-ḫaltaš (II) ruled Elam for six years. His brother Urtaku ascended the throne in Elam. Šuma-iddin, the governor (of Nippur), and Kudurru, the Dakkūrian, were ex[ecuted].

Sargon and his successors, while possibly ethnic Arameans, nevertheless assumed the legacy of their predecessors, the Assyrians. They conducted their business in Akkadian, the language of the Assyrians, took Akkadian throne names, and ruled from the old Assyrian capitals of Aššur (modern Qalʿat Šarqāt) and Kalḫu (modern Nimrud, biblical Calah), and then later from Dūr-Šarrukīn (modern Khorsabad) and Nineveh. They also adopted Assyrian religion, culture and history as their own and proclaimed themselves as the rightful successors and heirs of the ancient Assyrians and their imperial legacy.

3). In 1914, V. Scheil published a small monograph containing an edition of a prism of Esarhaddon (text no. 1 ex. 5) and several inscriptions of other Sargonid kings (Scheil, Prisme). Another dissertation on Esarhaddon was completed by H. Hirschberg at the Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität of Berlin in 1931 (Hirschberg, Studien zur Geschichte Esarhaddons). In 1956, R. Borger produced a text edition of Esarhaddon’s inscriptions entitled Die Inschriften Asarhaddons, Königs von Assyrien that was comprehensive for its time and this excellent work has served the field of Assyriology well for more than half a century.

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