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The Ugaritic Texts and the Origins of West-Semitic Literary Composition$
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Dennis Pardee

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264928

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264928.001.0001

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The Ugaritic Texts and the Origins of West-Semitic Literary Composition
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Dennis Pardee

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DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264928.003.0001

This chapter lays out the peculiarities of the Ugaritic language and hence of its peculiar contributions to our knowledge of the history of culture. It discusses the nature of the language and its place within the languages of the ancient Near East, the nature of the writing system, and the nature of the Ugaritic texts that have been preserved.

Keywords:   Ugaritic language, texts, ancient Near East, writing system

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