John Maier

John Maier John Maier is a Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus at the State University of New York-Brockport. Maier received a PhD from Duquesne University. Maier has published 35 articles and 58 papers and is listed in International Men of Achievement, Dictionary of International Biography, Who's Who in Biblical Studies and Archaeology, and Who's Who in American Education. He has completed postdoctoral studies in ancient Sumerian and Akkadian literature in cuneiform, the concept of "other" in literature and the social sciences, intensive Modern Standard Arabic, and Moroccan Arabic. Maier is the coeditor with Vincent L. Tollers of The Bible in its Literary Milieu (Eerdmans, 1979), coauthor with John Gardner and Richard A. Henshaw of Gilgamesh: Translated from the Sin-leqi-unninni Version (Vintage Books, 1985), coauthor with Samual Noah Kramer of Myths of Enki, The Crafty God (Oxford University Press, 1989), coeditor with Vincent L. Tollers of Mappings of the Biblical Terrain: The Bible as Text (Associated University Presses, 1990), author of Desert Songs: Western Images of Morocco and Moroccan Images of the West (State University of New York Press, 1996), and editor of Gilgamesh: A Reader (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1997).

John Maier's Books

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  • Gilgamesh: A Reader

    Editor: John Maier
    Product Code: 3499
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-349-2

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    Gilgamesh: A Reader provides 25 interpretive essays on the epic that stands at the dawn of literature. This collection is designed to enrich the reader's background with selections from experts on Near Eastern literature; to draw connections between Gilgamesh and other literature with interdisciplinary selections; to enliven interest in the world's oldest epic; and to stimulate thought and discussion. Influences of Gilgamesh on later literature, philological and literary studies since 1982, and Gilgamesh from other perspectives are the three broad areas covered.