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The Resource The buried book : the loss and rediscovery of the great epic of Gilgamesh, David Damrosch, (electronic resource)

The buried book : the loss and rediscovery of the great epic of Gilgamesh, David Damrosch, (electronic resource)

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The buried book : the loss and rediscovery of the great epic of Gilgamesh
Title
The buried book
Title remainder
the loss and rediscovery of the great epic of Gilgamesh
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David Damrosch
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eng
Summary
The oldest surviving fragments of the Babylonian epic we now call Gilgamesh date back to the 18th century--the 18th century before the Christian era, that is, more than 3,700 years ago. Etched in the wedge-shaped letters known as cuneiform on clay tablets, Gilgamesh stands as the earliest classic of world literature In The buried book, David Damrosch, a Columbia professor of comparative literature, organizes his text as an archaeological dig, opening with a prefatory account of Austen Henry Layard's discovery and excavation of the ruins of Nineveh in the 1840s, then gradually working his way back from the Victorian era into ancient times. His first and second chapters describe the career of George Smith, a self-taught Assyriologist, who one momentous afternoon in 1872 was working at the British Museum, going through a pile of Layard's clay tablets. Suddenly, Smith realized that he was reading about "a flood storm, a ship caught on a mountain, and a bird sent out in search of dry land."
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Damrosch, David
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809/.93353
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LC call number
PJ3771.G6
LC item number
D36 2007abeb
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Read by William Hughes
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Assyriology
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The buried book : the loss and rediscovery of the great epic of Gilgamesh, David Damrosch, (electronic resource)
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http://laredopl.myilibraryaudio.com/servlet/mw?t=book&bi=3300000053631
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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Mar. 17, 2009)
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 7:22:34
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9781433285561
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9781433285561
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Label
The buried book : the loss and rediscovery of the great epic of Gilgamesh, David Damrosch, (electronic resource)
Link
http://laredopl.myilibraryaudio.com/servlet/mw?t=book&bi=3300000053631
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Mar. 17, 2009)
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 7:22:34
  • Duration: 7 hr., 0 min
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 sound file
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by Ingram Digital; access may be restricted to users at participating institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781433285561
Other physical details
digital.
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
9781433285561
System control number
  • ocn317484774
  • (OCoLC)317484774
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Ingram Media Manager (file size: 95099961 bytes)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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