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    DescriptionFirst publication of a group of thirty documents on leather in Imperial Aramaic, dating to the fourth century B.C.E. and reflecting the practice of the Achaemenian administration in Bactria and Sogdiana. Eighteen inscribed wooden sticks, for use as tallies, dated to the third year of King Darius Ill, are also included. They are considered to be the second most important discovery of its type known. Two of the leather documents relate to the fall of the Persian Empire: one mentions Bessus, the usurper of the Persian throne, travelling to Warnu (Greek Aornos); the other is a long list of supplies in the year 7 of King Alexander. In addition to their valuable historical contents, the documents enrich our knowledge of Aramaic and its lexicon. The documents are given in Aramaic with translation, introduction, commentary and glossary. The volume is lavishly illustrated.

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    Aramaic Documents from Ancient Bactria
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joseph Naveh, By (author) Shaul Shaked
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 248 mm
    Height: 316 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 2,420 g
    ISBN 13: 9781874780748
    ISBN 10: 1874780749

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    BISAC V2.8: HIS003000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: DS
    Abridged Dewey: 950
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, ART015060
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2CSA
    BIC subject category V2: 2CSA
    DC23: 892.2
    Thema V1.0: DSBB
    Khalili Collections
    Imprint name
    Khalili Collections
    Publication date
    31 December 2012