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Stolper Christopher Woods, Wouter F. His father, of Jewish descent but raised Protestant, emigrated to the United States from Germany following the Nazi rise to power in In the United States he pursued graduate study in economics at Harvard, under the mentorship of the famed economist Joseph Schumpeter, whom he previously encountered while an undergraduate at the University of Bonn.
A committed Protestant, his father had an active interest in Biblical and related Near Eastern history. Matt won a scholarship to attend high school at Cranbrook, a prestigious Michigan preparatory school in Bloomfield Hills. There, he received strong training in the humanities, especially in Latin, history, and writing.
Matt particularly enjoyed courses on ancient and medieval history at Cranbrook, which resonated with the church history of his Presbyterian upbringing and gave shape to his historical orientation.
Matt graduated in and matriculated that year at Harvard, where he would major in Architectural Sciences, graduating in His Junior and Senior years were the most intellectually formative.
It was at this time that he took courses with the architectural historian Eduard F. Sekler, who sparked his interests and inspired him to pursue further early architecture and ancient history, including courses on Paleolithic archaeology with Hallam L.
Movius, and, most notably, Mesopotamian history with Thorkild Jacobsen, who had left Chicago for Harvard in He was recruited to the Michigan graduate program in ancient Near Eastern studies by Louis Orlin, but developed his closest intellectual and personal bonds with his professor of Akkadian and Elamite, George Cameron.
In the wake of the Hasanlu excavation, Matt spent the next academic year, —70, at Penn to round out his Assyriological training, taking courses with Robert Dyson, Jacob Klein, and Erle Leichty. In Matt was admitted to the newly founded Michigan Society of Fellows.
The early s also saw his involvement in the new excavations of Tall-i Malyan, organized by William Sumner. Following a research leave working on the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary in —79, and an early promotion to Associate Professor with tenure at Michigan that same academic year, Matt left Michigan in to accept an appointment at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago as Associate Professor of Assyriology.
Walter Farber had joined the Oriental Institute faculty the previous year, assuming the position held by Parpola and at one time by Ignace J. Gelb which was oriented toward teaching all dialects of Akkadian. Matt was promoted to full professor inand awarded the John A.
Wilson Professorship of Oriental Studies in Small disciplines in the humanities are often characterized by the relatively high impact of outlying opinions.
Elamology is hardly an exception to this rule, with the result that the defenseless Elamites are not infrequently seen as exceptional, their culture as obscure or bordering on the bizarre, and their language as nearly impenetrable. Stolper ix in its presentation of historical evidence and its implications within a wide historical frame.
Elamite grammars tend to over stress the view of one particular linguistic school or the particular interpretation thereof and impose that on a language that is imperfectly understood.
Similarly characteristic is his edition of the late Middle Elamite texts from Malyan, which pairs his well-known epigraphic accuracy with a commentary that is as meticulous as it is justly conservative — it offers exactly what any editio princeps should: In a mere nine pages, he identifies an Elamite loan in Akkadian, proposes a reconstructed form and its interpretation, and in doing so adds some remarks about a hitherto mysterious verbal suffix.
At the same time, he relates the term to cognate forms found in the later Persepolis Fortification Archive and deduces from the contents of the letter a general outline of the Neo-Elamite centralized household economy and its relevance for the ensuing Persian period.
Finally, he makes some thoughtprovoking remarks on the nature of the historical evidence, which, by way of exception, explicitly states what is the normal run of things. Such contributions are the fruits of a mind that can appreciate the tiniest stone without overlooking the structure of the building.
Thus, even in a field as tiny and vulnerable as Elamology, there are lines of continuity that ensure the persistence of a broader, more meaningful understanding of Elam and the Elamites.
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It is indeed thought-provoking that Matt, with his family background, has become the embodiment of this. Matt also approached Neo-Babylonian studies with an originality and rigor that brought new life to the field.
In the late s and early s only a handful of scholars regularly worked on Neo-Babylonian material. His text exegeses and frame-worthy tablet renditions stand as significant contributions in themselves.
As in his Elamology, though, Matt weaves his philology into a nuanced and deeply-rooted understanding of history, socio-political organization, and complex economic relationships.
Although always taking pains to stress the limits of what archival texts can elucidate, Matt continually finds ways to challenge old opinions and open up new vistas. This, in turn, leads him to clarify the language used to express the procedure of registration in another set of later texts.and Western Asia in Antiquity, Tehran, August, “Three Personal Reflections on Elias Bickerman.” In [a collection of articles accompanying the publication of the annual Rostovtzeff Lecture, by Pierre Briant, ], edited by J.
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