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Book chapter

Toponymie et idéologie à l’époque amorrite: les cas de Šubat-Šamaš et Ṣubat-Eštar

P. 267-272.

Since early Antiquity, people have replaced traditional toponyms with more prestigious names that reflected the ideology of the time. Old Babylonian Upper Mesopotamia provides two new examples of this usage. The city of Hanzat was renamed into Šubat-Šamaš, “the dwelling of Šamaš”, during Samsi-Addu’s reign. The city of Tupham was for some time called Ṣubat-Eštar, “the possession of Eštar.”

In book

Berlin: PeWe-Verlag, 2014.