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A bibliographical tool

Giorgio Buccellati – December 2020

A reference tool

Each website serves as an annotated bibliographical tool in the traditional sense. The material is organized in three different directions, as explained below.

On the table of contents of each website these benchmarks are listed in section II, The Record.

1. Introduction

2. The core
3. Notes
4. Themes
5. Monographs
6. Hist. of discipline

7. Bibliography
8. Excerpts
9. Reviews
10. Sources

11. Linear indices
12. Multi-nodal index
13. Authorship
14. Data handling
15. Archives

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An annotated bibliography

Chapter 7. Bibliography is a regular bibliographical list, sorted alphabetically by the name of the author. A brief abstract summarizes the contents of the item in question, occasionally with some critical notes, generally enclosed in square brackets.

Each entry is accompanied by a cross-reference to the core reference book(s): this is done regularly by means of a link to the notes in the core section, and, where applicable, to other sections in the website, both within THE ARGUMENT and within THE RECORD.

Each entry is signed and dated. Where occasionally this information is missing, the entry is due to the editors.

For an example see an entry in the Mesopotamian Religion website. It should be noted that, when hovering over the title, the symbol appears: by right-clicking on it, one can memorize the link to this particular entry.

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Excerpts and reviews

Chapter 8. Excerpts gives extensive quotes from any given bibliographical item. They are ordered with brief summary statements for each entry, which makes for an organic presentation of the selected texts. – For an example aee an entry in the Critique website.

Chapter 9. Reviews contains longer analysis of either a given bibliographical item or a given author. – For an example of an author review see an entry in the Critique website, and for the review of a bibiographical item see an entry in the Mesopotamian religion website.

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The three websites devoted to politics, literature and religion, include Chapter 10. Sources, which is devoted to extensive quotes from ancient texts. – For an example see an entry in the Mesopotamian religion website.

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