CALL. 15.12.2018: [SESSION 10] Ancient Near Eastern Text as a source for tracking change (EASR 2019)
FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 15/12/2018
FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 25-26-27-28-29/06/2019
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Tartu (Tartu, Estonia)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: U. Nõmnik, D. Tomingas . EASR-2019
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Ideological and religious texts have always had a strong message - whether it is pronouncing the legitimacy of a new strong king, praising the power of a deity or both. However, besides their main message, the authors bound a lot into these texts that give clues about the lives they lived - social context and value systems, scribal culture, style and literary features to name a few. Texts like the Hebrew bible or Codex Hammurapi also give us a glimpse of the changes in values and attitudes that have occurred in the MiddleEastern context.
This session focuses on models and methods for investigating evidence of social and/or religious change in ideological and religious texts. Questions that will be in the foreground for the papers on this panel: How are social/religious changes reflected in the text, are there changes that themselves account for the emergence of texts, what methods/tools should we use to validate information we’ve gained from texts?