State Archives of Assyria Studies

State Archives of Assyria Studies (SAAS) contains monographic studies relating to and supplementing the text editions published in the SAA series. SAAS is intended to be a medium for publishing dissertations and other synthetic and analytic research on the Neo-Assyrian empire. The responsibility for the contents of the volumes rests entirely with the authors. Manuscripts are accepted in English, French, or German and should be submitted to the Project’s Director.

The production of SAAS volumes is intended to be a “throughput” process and is dependent on the existence of a completed electronic manuscript by the author. It is expected that authors will provide both electronic and hardcopy versions of the manuscript (thoroughly proofread and corrected), which the Project will use to generate a publishable file. The author’s formatting and layout will be utilized as far as possible, but the Project reserves the right to change either or both as necessary. Photographic materials or line drawings for plates or illustrations may be included with manuscripts and will either be electronically scanned or photographically reproduced for publication. Special characters used by authors can be represented by any unique character string that can be converted globally. The author will be expected to provide a list of the characters needed and the strings used to represent them in the manuscript. This procedure is designed allow quick publication of manuscripts at a moderate price.

Volumes Published or in Press

  • SAAS 1: Suzanne Herbordt, Neuassyrische Glyptik des 8.-7. Jh. v. Chr. unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Siegelungen auf Tafeln und Tonverschlüsse (1992)
  • SAAS 2: Alan Millard (with a contribution by Robert Whiting), The Eponyms of the Assyrian Empire 910-612 BC (1994)
  • SAAS 3: Marco De Odorico, The Use of Numbers and Quantifications in the Assyrian Royal Inscriptions (1995)
  • SAAS 4: Steven W. Cole, Nippur in Neo-Assyrian Times c. 755-612 BC (1996)
  • SAAS 5: Remko Jas, Neo-Assyrian Judicial Procedures (1996)
  • SAAS 6: Karen Radner, Die neuassyrischen Privatrechsurkunden als Quelle für Mensch und Umwelt (1997)
  • SAAS 7: Martti Nissinen, References to Prophecy in Neo-Assyrian Sources (1998)
  • SAAS 8: Andreas Fuchs, Die Annalen des Jahres 711 v. Chr. nach Prismenfragmenten aus Ninive und Assur. (1998)
  • SAAS 9: Sarah C. Melville, The Role of Naqia/Zakutu in Sargonid Politics. (1999)
  • SAAS 10: Beate Pongratz-Leisten, Herrschaftswissen in Mesopotamien: Formen der Kommunikation zwischen Gott und König im 2. und 1. Jahrtausend v.Chr. (1999)
  • SAAS 11: Raija Mattila, The King’s Magnates: A Study of the Highest Officials of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. (2000)
  • SAAS 12: Matthew W. Waters, A Survey of Neo-Elamite History. (2000)
  • SAAS 13: Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila (with the assistance of Mikko Luukko and Greta Van Buylaere), A Sketch of Neo-Assyrian Grammar. (2000)
  • SAAS 14: Amar Annus, The God Ninurta in the Mythology and Royal Ideology of Ancient Mesopotamia. (2002)
  • SAAS 15: Pirjo Lapinkivi, The Sumerian Sacred Marriage in the Light of Comparative Evidence. (2004)
  • SAAS 16: Mikko Luukko, Grammatical Variation in Neo-Assyrian. (2004)
  • SAAS 17: Cynthia Jean, La Magie Néo-assyrienne en Contexte: recherches sur le métier d’exorciste et le concept d’āšipūtu. (2006)
  • SAAS 18: Sabrina Favaro, Voyages et voyageurs à l’époque néo-assyrienne. (2007)
  • SAAS 19: Alan Lenzi, Secrecy and the Gods: Secret Knowledge in Ancient Mesopotamia and Biblical Israel. (2008)
  • SAAS 20: Selim Ferruh Adalı, The Scourge of God: The Umman-manda and Its Significance in the First Millennium BC. (2011)
  • SAAS 21: Sherry Lou Macgregor, Beyond Hearth and Home: Women in the Public Sphere in Neo-Assyrian Society. (2012)
  • SAAS 22: Rumen Kolev, The Babylonian Astrolabe: The Calendar of Creation. (2013)
  • SAAS 23: Saana Svärd, Women and Power in Neo-Assyrian Palaces. (2015)

Volumes Scheduled
(Volume numbers, titles and authors are subject to change)

  • SAAS 24: Sanae Ito, Royal Image and Political Thinking in the Correspondence of Assurbanipal, scheduled for 2015/2016