The Prosopography of the Neo-Assyrian Empire
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The Prosopography of the Neo-Assyrian Empire 


The Prosopography of the Neo-Assyrian Empire (PNA) is a series published by the Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project (State Archives of Assyria) of the University of Helsinki under the directorship of Professor Simo Parpola. PNA is an international undertaking involving the collaboration of over 70 scholars from around the world, including a corps of linguistic consultants. The following six fascicles have now appeared in print:

    1/I: A — ed. Karen Radner (1998)
    1/II: B-G — ed. Karen Radner (1999)
    2/I: Ḫ-K — ed. Heather D. Baker (2000)
    2/II: L-N — ed. Heather D. Baker (2001)
    3/I: P-Ṣ — ed. Heather D. Baker (2002)
    3/II: Š-Z — ed. Heather D. Baker (2011)

To quote from the introduction to the first fascicle (1/I p. xi), PNA “is supposed to serve both as a ‘Who Was Who in the Neo-Assyrian Empire,’ providing the reader with all known data about any individual, and as a name book in the conventional sense, offering etymologies for the attested names”.

Current status

The final fascicle (3/II: Š-Z) was published in November 2011. Editing was carried out in close collaboration with Professor Parpola and the State Archives of Assyria Project. As Editor-in-Charge, my work on this book was carried out within the framework of the project “Royal Institutional Households in First Millennium BC Mesopotamia” [RIH] funded by the Austrian Science Fund [FWF]. This project formed part of a National Research Network on ‘“Imperium” and “Officium”—Comparative Studies in Ancient Bureaucracy and Officialdom’.

Updates to PNA

In progress: online updates (addenda and corrigenda) to PNA.

last updated: 12 October 2012