To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. The Sumerian Prefix Forms be- and bi- in the Time of the Earlier Princes of Lagas (AS 8), Chicago 1936 Gilgamesh and the Huluppu-Tree (AS 10), Chicago 1938 Lamentation over the Destruction of Ur (AS 12), Chicago 1940 Sumerian Literary Texts from Nippur, New Haven 1944 Sumerian Mythology, Philadelphia 1944 Enki and Ninhursag, New Haven 1945 Schooldays: A Sumerian Composition Relating to the Education of a Scribe, Philadelphia 1949 Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta, Philadelphia 1952 From the Tablets of Sumer, Indian Hills CO 1956 History Begins at Sumer, New York 1959 The Sumerians, Chicago 1963 Sumerische Literarische Texte aus Nippur 1-2, Berlin 1961-1967 (with I. Bernhardt) Literary and Religious Texts (UET 6/1-2), London/Philadelpia 1963-1966 (with C.J. Kramer was born on September 28, 1897 in Zhashkiv near Uman in the Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire, the son of Benjamin and Yetta Kramer. Samuel Noah Kramer (Kiev, 28 de septiembre de 1897 – Estados Unidos, 26 de noviembre de 1990) fue una de las principales autoridades en asiriología, historia de Sumeria y lengua sumeria.. Hijo de Benjamin y Yetta Kramer. ), Kramer Anniversary Volume (AOAT 25), Kevelaer/Neukirchen-Vluyn 1976, 451-461 J.M. Concerning the time when he began to approach the age of thirty, still without a career, he later stated in his autobiography, In the World of Sumer: "Finally it came to me that I might well go back to my beginnings and try to utilize the Hebrew learning on which I had spent so much of my youth, and relate it in some way to an academic future".[1]. Samuel Noah Kramer is the leading authority on the interpretation and reading of civilization's oldest literature. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. You . ), Studies in Literature from the Ancient Near East Dedicated to Samuel Noah Kramer (AOS 65), New Haven 1984, 337-351 Kramer died at age 93 on November 26, 1990 in the United States. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Paperback View All Available Formats & Editions. Samuel Noah Kramer is the leading authority on the interpretation and reading of civilization's oldest literature. He retired from formal academic life in 1968, but remained very active throughout his post-retirement years. En 1905, como resultado de un pogromo antisemita, emigró con su familia a Filadelfia, donde su padre estableció una escuela hebrea. Eichler (ed. by Samuel Noah Kramer | Read Reviews. He enrolled at Dropsie College of Philadelphia for Hebrew and Cognate Learning, and became passionately interested in Egyptology. Unable to add item to List. Among them are Sumerische literarische Texte aus Nippur, Sumerian Literary Texts in the Ashmolean Museum, History Begins at Sumer, and The Sumerians. ), Studies in Literature from the Ancient Near East Dedicated to Samuel Noah Kramer (AOS 65), New Haven 1984, 337-351, B.E. From young Talmudist to the patriarch of Sumerology, Kramer recountshis long and distinguished career. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. In 1944, the Sumerologist Samuel Noah Kramer provided a detailed and readable summary of the decipherment of Sumerian in his Sumerian Mythology. His numerous publications range from the most technical to the popular. Through my efforts several thousand Sumerian literary tablets and fragments have been made available to cuneiformists, a basic reservoir of unadulterated data that will endure for many decades to come. Kramer earned his Ph.D. in 1929, and was famous for assembling tablets recounting single stories that had become distributed among different institutions around the world. He has been visiting professor at The Dropsie University, Philadelphia; Indiana University, the University of Copenhagen, the Sorbonne, and Hebrew University. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Kramer, Samuel Noah. Wayne State University Press; First Paperback Edition (December 31, 1988). Second, I endeavored . 1961. University of Chicago Press, Sep 17, 2010 - History - 372 pages. Readers will find in it not only a narrative of American participation in a very arduous scholarly discipline but especially mature reflections on the business of reconstructing a culture that was already beyond memory when Hebrews entered Canaan. Please try again. Sasson (ed. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Sasson (ed. Samuel Noah Kramer is curator emeritus of the Babylonian tablet collection at the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania; and Clark Research Professor emeritus of the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School. Sumerian Mythology: Study of Spiritual and Literary Achievement in the Third Millennium B.C. He was 93 years old. Current price is , Original price is $25.0. Kramer, Samuel Noah. Friedrich Delitzsch published a learned Sumerian dictionary and grammar in the form of his Sumerisches Glossar and Grundzüge der sumerischen Grammatik, both appearing in 1914. History Begins at Sumer: Thirty-Nine Firsts in Recorded History, The Sumerians: Their History, Culture, and Character (Phoenix Books), This beautifully produced and engagingly illustrated volume is rich with personal touches and reminiscences. Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1930 Associate curator of the Babylonian Section of the University Museum, Philadelphia, 1943-1948 Professor of Assyriology, University of Pennsylvania, 1948-1968 Autobiography in: J.M. [2] Speiser was trying to decipher cuneiform tablets of the Late Bronze Age dating from about 1300 BC; it was now that Kramer began his lifelong work in understanding the cuneiform writing system. In 1905 as a result of the anti-Semitic pogroms under Czar Nicholas II of Russia, his family emigrated to Philadelphia, where his father established a Hebrew school. . This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Third, I have helped to spread the name of Sumer to the world at large, and to make people aware of the crucial role the Sumerians played in the ascent of civilized man".[3]. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. Ship This Item — Qualifies for Free Shipping Buy Online, Pick up in Store Check Availability at Nearby Stores. 1944, rev. History Begins at Sumer: Thirty-Nine Firsts in Man's Recorded History. This page was last modified on 1 November 2015, at 20:04. . Samuel Noah Kramer, one of the foremost authorities on the ancient Sumerian language and literature, died yesterday at his home in Philadelphia. Gadd) The Sacred Marriage Rite, Bloomington IN, 1969 Sumerian Literary Tablets and Fragments in the Archeological Museum of Instanbul 2, Ankara 1976 Sumerian Literary Texts in the Ashmolean Museum (OECT 5), New York 1976 (with O. Gurney) Bibliography in: B.E. In his autobiography published in 1986, he sums up his accomplishments: "First, and most important, is the role I played in the recovery, restoration, and resurrection of Sumerian literature, or at least of a representative cross section . His life and life's work are so thoroughly intertwined that his autobiography is also the story of the recovery of the language and literature of the Sumerians. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again. . You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. 45 quotes from Samuel Noah Kramer: 'They devised such useful tools, skills, and techniques as the potter's wheel, the wagon wheel, the plow, the sailboat, the arch, the vault, the dome, casting in copper and bronze, riveting, brazing and soldering, sculpture', 'to itself, is arid, wind-swept, and unproductive. From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core, Samuel Noah Kramer Institute of Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies,, American people of Russian-Jewish descent, Imperial Russian emigrants to the United States, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, About Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core. Samuel Noah Kramer. (. Samuel Noah Kramer (September 28, 1897 – November 26, 1990) was one of the world's leading Assyriologists and a world-renowned expert in Sumerian history and Sumerian language.