Title: Salutations to the Sun. The Kiutu incantation prayers
University: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Supervisor: Prof. Walther Sallaberger
This dissertation offers the first complete critical edition of the Sumerian Kiutu incantation prayers (from ki-dutu-k “place of the sun (god)”), which are attested from the second up to the end of the first Millennium BCE. This work focuses on the definition of the textual typology, its ritual and religious background. Furthermore, this study treats the Kiutus as a part of the broader history of Mesopotamian literature.