As part of its Electronic Publications Initiative, the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago is offering a free PDF copy of its Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization (SAOC) 68. This issue of SAOC is a collection of studies in honor of Matthew Wolfgang Stolper.
Michael Kozuh, Wouter F. M. Henkelman, Charles E. Jones, and Christopher Woods, eds. Extraction & Control: Studies in Honor of Matthew W. Stolper. Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization 68. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 2014
A Description of the Book:
Matthew Wolfgang Stolper began working for the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary in 1978 and became full professor in the Oriental Institute 1987, focusing on Neo-Babylonian and Middle Elamite. Matt has worked tirelessly to raise the necessary funding, to assemble a team of scholars, to promote the importance of the Persepolis Fortification Archive to academic and popular audiences, and most significantly, to concisely, passionately, and convincingly place the Persepolis Archives in their Achaemenid, ancient Near Eastern, and modern geo-political contexts. The twenty-six papers from Stolper’s colleagues, friends, and students show the breadth of his interests.
There are many good articles in the book. The article “Cyrus the Great, Exiles, and Foreign Gods: A Comparison of Assyrian and Persian Policies on Subject Nations” by R. J. van der Spek is very good.
You can look at the Table of Contents here.
You can download a PDF copy of the book here.
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