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Re: [ANE-2] American Oriental Society 1990 : Centenary of Benno Landsberger- video

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  • 王献华
    Many thanks! X. Wang, SCU larryjhs123 larryjhs@gmail.com 16:32 2011-12-23
    Message 1 of 6 , Dec 23, 2011
      Many thanks!

      X. Wang, SCU

      larryjhs123 larryjhs@... 16:32 2011-12-23

      >I was unaware until today that a video existed of the centenary meeting to celebrate the scholarship and the life--what a life!-- of Benno Landsberger. Perhaps this is a widely known document, but it is the first time I have come across it from afar.
      >In it, chaired by Jack Sasson, Miguel Civil, Hans Guterbock, Thorkild Jacobson, Anne Kilmer & Samuel Greengus , as well as Eurgen Merzbacher, an American physicist who helped Landsberger in Ankara in the 30s and 40s. Others in the video who tell great stories include Erle Leichty & William Hallo, as well as others I don't recognize, and work with Tadmor and Parpola on the Sin of Sargon is discussed at the end.
      >I had heard a few juicy stories when I was a student in Jerusalem but here, his outrageousness, eccentricity, and genius is accounted for in detail. The video is just under 2 hours long, and well worth watching as an important document on the history of Assyriology, particularly since Jacobsen and Guterbock were very much part of that world. Stories are told throughout the video.
      >You only need to right click on the file AOS_1990_Landsberger.mp4, to download it (about 300mb) and it can be played in VLC if you have any problems with it (www.videolan.org/vlc/). The other files are only necessary if you are burning a dvd.
      >Larry Stillman
      >Monash University.
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