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Paul-Alain Beaulieu is a Canadian Assyriologist, Professor of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto. Beaulieu earned a master's degree from Universite de Montreal in 1980 under the supervision of Marcel Leibovici, and ph. D from Yale University in 1985. He was assistant and subsequently associate Professor at Harvard University before joining the faculty at Toronto. Books Beaulieu is author of: l'introduction du cheval et du char de guerre au Proche-Orient au IIe millenaire av. JC. Reign of Nabonidus, King of Babylon, 556-539 BC. This was the first book in 60 years about Nabonidus, who was himself something of an Archaeologist. In contrast to previous book by Raymond P. Dougherty, Beaulieu's book downplays the role of Nabonidus' heterodox religious beliefs in causing his split rule with his son Belshazzar, instead highlighting political and economic factors. Beaulieu also compares historical documents on Nabonidus' rule with accounts of the same time in the Book of Daniel. Late Babylonian Texts in Nies Babylonian Collection, Vol. 1. Legal and Administrative Texts from the Reign of Nabonidus. This book describes some 313 tablets from Uruk, in the collections of Yale University. They include letters on religious matters, land transfers, sales contracts, and legal documents. Pantheon of Uruk During Neo-Babylonian Period. Reviewer Robert D. Biggs writes that this is a major contribution to the study of ancient Mesopotamia, while M. A. Dandamayev call it an enormous step in the study of Babylonian Religion. It includes chapters on clothing ceremony, offering lists, and individual gods and their companions, and focuses particular attention on Ishtar, lady of Uruk. History of Babylon. List of complete masters' theses in History, Univ. De Montreal, retrieve 2011-05-03. Review of Reign of Nabonidus by David W. Suter, Biblical Archaeologist 55: 234-235, JSTOR 3210321. Review of Reign of Nabonidus by David B. Weisberg, critical Review of Books in Religion 4: 103-105. Review of Legal and Administrative Texts by M. A. Dandamayev, journal of American Oriental Society 121: 700-702, JSTOR 606539. Review of Pantheon of Uruk by Robert D. Biggs, journal of Near Eastern Studies 65: 141-143, doi: 10. 1086 / 504999. Review of Pantheon of Uruk by M. Dandamayev, journal of American Oriental Society 124: 155-157, JSTOR 4132182. Review of Pantheon of Uruk by John MacGinnis, zeitschrift fur Assyriologie und vorderasiatische Archaologie 95: 303-306.

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