Journal of Assyriology and Near Eastern Archeology
|Journal of Assyriology and Near Eastern Archeology
|description||German science magazine|
|Area of Expertise||Ancient Near Eastern Studies , Near Eastern Archeology|
|language||German English French|
|publishing company||Walter de Gruyter publisher|
|Frequency of publication||half-yearly|
The Journal for Assyriology and Near Eastern Archeology (ZA) is one of the most renowned specialist journals for Near Eastern antiquity.
The journal for Assyriology and Near Eastern Archeology publishes scientific articles and reviews from the subjects of Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Near Eastern Archeology , as well as their peripheral areas and neighboring disciplines. The main focus is on the philology of the ancient oriental languages in Mesopotamia , Northern Syria , Anatolia , Altarmenia and Elam , which were written with the cuneiform script. In addition, articles on the archeology of these areas are also published regularly. The period covered extends from the 4th to the 1st millennium BC. Chr.
Since its first edition, the magazine has been published annually in two half-volumes by Verlag Walter de Gruyter . It was originally called the Journal of Assyriology and Allied Fields. Trade journal of the Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft and first appeared in 1886 , founded by Carl Bezold . From volume 35 the journal was published in a new series with volume 1. Since 1939 the journal, which now also contained more archaeological articles, was renamed the Journal of Assyriology and Near Eastern Archeology . In 1970 they returned to the old volume count with volume 60. Articles are published in German, English and French. Because since the turn of the Altorientalisches research the AoF The ZA is now focused on the native to Mesopotamia cultures, to the: another journal for Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Near Eastern Archeology is placed in the reunified Germany, a separation of content has been approved, which will, however, breached regularly other regions of the Ancient Orient (Anatolia, Iran, Syria, Levant, but also Egypt).
- 1886–1922: Carl Bezold
- 1924–: Heinrich Zimmer
- 1933–1936: Benno Landsberger
- 1938–: Paul Koschaker and Wolfram von Soden
- 1950–1966: Adam Falkenstein
- 1982–2000: Dietz-Otto Edzard
- since 2001: Walther Sallaberger