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Document Details :
Title: Towards a Solid and Supportive Textual Base for Ugaritic Studies
Subtitle: A (More) Comprehensive Review of KTU
Author(s): HARTLIEB, Jörg
Journal: Bibliotheca Orientalis
Volume: 73 Issue: 3-4 Date: 2016
The volume under review is likely to take its predecessor’s place as the standard Ugaritological reference edition. With this position it will have a significant influence on the progress and predetermine the accuracy of research. Therefore, in section I a systematic description is given, which will include a complete summary of the reclassifications of texts and a quantifying table of the provided corpus and its enlargements. For the same reason, some editorial (II) and conceptual (II) shortcomings are detailed, which are inconsistent with the volume’s set goals and obstruct its critical use. This second part will include lists of important literature not cited sufficiently; unspecified, misleading or missing abbreviations; various misspellings affecting understanding; missing specifications of author etc. within references and problems with the transcriptional principles. Thereafter, an extensive list of remaining slips and minor remarks (IV) is provided, preceded by an excerpt of what the reviewer deems to be most relevant thereof to the users. Finally, priorities for future revisions and supplemental publications are suggested (V). This article concludes with its bibliography (VI) and an indication of those Ugaritic texts referenced in it.