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Marten Stol (1940) studied Classical and Semitic languages at Leiden University, and from 1983-2005 he was Professor of Assyriology at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. He is a specialist of the social and economic history of the Old Babylonian period (1900-1500 B.C.), and of Babylonian medicine. He published editions of Old Babylonian letters and wrote books on epilepsy and giving birth in Mesopotamia. A book on women in Babylonia in English is forthcoming.
Current projects: English translation of "Vrouwen van Babylon"; preparing for publication the commented edition of Old Babylonian texts left by the late W.F. Leemans; continued work for Reallexikon der Assyriologie; continued editorial work for Bibliotheca Orientalis; articles in preparation on Babylonian social history and medicine.