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The buried book : the loss and rediscovery of the great epic of Gilgamesh, David Damrosch

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The buried book : the loss and rediscovery of the great epic of Gilgamesh
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The buried book
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the loss and rediscovery of the great epic of Gilgamesh
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David Damrosch
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eng
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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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The buried book : the loss and rediscovery of the great epic of Gilgamesh, David Damrosch
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http://ebcd.cuyahogalibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=0E64E828-A706-4465-99E3-79AE52FD2985
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  • Duration: 7:22:34
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9781433285561
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The buried book : the loss and rediscovery of the great epic of Gilgamesh, David Damrosch
Link
http://ebcd.cuyahogalibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=0E64E828-A706-4465-99E3-79AE52FD2985
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 7:22:34
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digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
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stereophonic
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spoken word
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spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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1ocm97093695
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  • not applicable
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781433285561
Isbn Type
(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
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  • s
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0e64e828-a706-4465-99e3-79ae52fd2985
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sound
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  • other
  • remote
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unknown
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  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 106014 KB; MP3 file size: 207895 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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