The Festschrift containing 37 contributions celebrates the scholarly achievements of the two outstanding Assyriologists, Walter Sommerfeld (University of Marburg) and Manfred Krebernik (University of Jena). The primary focus of the volume corresponds to the main topics of interests of Professors Sommerfeld and Krebernik – Pre-Sargonic and Sargonic Mesopotamia and third millennium Syria. The volume also features a few contributions dealing with Sumerian language, Mesopotamian literature and the early history of Akkadian and its Semitic background.
Ilya Arkhipov, National Research University Higher School of Economics, has published a volume of texts from the Mari archives, and a number of articles on the history of Old Babylonian Upper Mesopotamia and Akkadian language.
Leonid Kogan, National Research University Higher School of Economics, has published a number of monographs and articles on comparative Semitics and historical grammar of Akkadian.
Natalia Koslova, State Hermitage Museum, has published two volumes of Ur III texts and a number of articles on Ur III economy and society.
Institutes, academic libraries, specialists and students in all fields of Assyriology.