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pdf of first 32 pages of The Cuneiform Inscriptions of Western Asia vol 1

pdf of first 32 pages of The Cuneiform Inscriptions of Western Asia vol 1

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Published by: Real Catholic University of Sta. FILVMENA on Jan 22, 2013
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pdf of first 32 pages of The Cuneiform Inscriptions of Western Asia vol 1as hosted by ECHO european cultural heritage onlineSo I found that the only place online where there's a copy of "The Cuneiform Inscriptions of Western Asia" is ECHO, but unfortunately it's not in pdf or jpg format but in this retarded format where you have to crop the particular part of ascan that you want to see. AND the nearest library which has this and will lendit out is in the next state. So tonight I started making the ECHO version intoPDF and only got this far.Apparently all together this title has 5 volumes, all of which are on ECHO :Rawlinson, H.C., The Cuneiform Inscriptions of Western Asia, Bd. I: A Selectionfrom the historical Inscriptions of Chaldeaa, Assyria, et Babylonia; Bd. II: A Selection from the Miscellaneous Inscriptions of Assyria; Bd. III: A Selection from the Miscellaneous Inscriptions of Assyria, 1861 / 1866487 images totalRawlinson, H. C. (Ed.), The Cuneiform Inscriptions of Western Asia; Vol. IV: A Selection from the Miscellaneous Inscriptions of Assyria et Bd. V: A Selection from the Miscellaneous Inscriptions of Assyria and Babylonia, 1875 (2nd Edition: 1891) / 1909493 images totalThis copy on ECHO is apparently the one they had at The British Museum, becauseit has E A Wallis Budge's stamp on it, and notes by him or someone else. The British Museum is who originally published it.( I learned of this title because I found "To the Rock of Darius" in the free pile at a major used bookstore, a 1966 really well done biography of Henry Rawlinson by some Robert Silverberg. The British Rawlinson is apparently (I heard of him a number of times from Daniels and Peters and Gordon and others but never internalized the name like) the French Champollion of Cuneiform. )Apparently the Europeans are total retards, because in addition to presenting their books in a format even worse than the Gallica's oversized pdf's, they also didn't bother to remove notes in the book which obscure images as on page 35 of vol 1. Also, this shows that the digitization of the world's libraries is done somewhat haphazardly, as I consider this book quite important and it has yet to be made accessible, while I've come across tons of other old digitized books in Internet Archive or Google Books which are like phone books and could have easilybeen passed over for something like this. Again, Google does the best job of any in digitizing and making downloadable books. The Europeans (as always, sigh)are over-obsessed with precision as they make life unnecessarily complicated and hellish therein. Kudos, Europeans. Thankfully, Westerners have been having trouble reproducing thanks to their beloved 1400s Apostacy, and so will soon be extinct. Self-eradication through stupidity.This books seems like an early and still-usable partial corpus of Cuneiform inscriptions, although on page 202 of that book, a young German Assyriologist Friedrich Delitzsch says to Rawlinson, "Zat is impossible because they are so full ofmistakes. I will have to correct zem all." Well, jah vohl, you little Nazi, don't let us idiots stand between you and perfection! Typischen Deutsche. (Beingplayful.)The biggest problem of doing this is that while the cuneiform is nice and big, above each tablet is a cursive inscription including odd place names and personalnames, which are hard to read at a reasonable division of even 4 or indeed 6 pi

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