The availability of these essays now in English is a truly invaluable service to the wider scholarly audience of the ancient Near East.
Bryn Mawr College Review

This valuable collection of essays in English translation will rightfully bring this notable scholar to the attention of a wider audience.
SOTS Booklist 2005

Mario Liverani’s work is among the most original and penetrating in the discipline of ancient Near Eastern studies. I recommend this brilliant and fascinating book with high enthusiasm.
Professor Benjamin R. Foster, Yale University

This collection of his classic essays, selected by Liverani himself, and presented in English for the first time, displays Liverani’s brilliance in dissecting a variety of myths, treaties, royal inscriptions, letters and Biblical narratives.

Liverani’s influence on the interpretation of history is generously acknowledged by professional historians of the Ancient Near East and by the Italian reading public. This collection will bring his substantive contributions and his method to a wider audience of historians, anthropologists, and literary critics. The editors have done a splendid job introducing the essays, revising Liverani’s own translations and providing handy references to studies that have appeared since Liverani’s original work.
Professor Norman Yoffee, University of Michigan