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The Lamentation over the Destruction of Sumer and Ur

Piotr Michalowski

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The Lamentation over the Destruction of Sumer and Ur

Piotr Michalowski

This work presents for the first time in its entirety the long Sumerian poem describing the destruction and suffering in Babylonia during the final days of the Third Dynasty of Ur. The text is both an important work of native historiography and a moving literary composition. The author's introduction places the work within the Sumerian literary tradition, and evaluates it as a historical source. Indexes and copies of unpublished texts are included.

 

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This work presents for the first time in its entirety the long Sumerian poem describing the destruction and suffering in Babylonia during the final days of the Third Dynasty of Ur. The text is both an important work of native historiography and a moving literary composition. The author's introduction places the work within the Sumerian literary tradition, and evaluates it as a historical source. Indexes and copies of unpublished texts are included.

Preface

Abbreviations

1. Introduction

2. Manuscripts

3. Sources

4. Composite Text and Translation

5. Philological Commentary

6. Score

Indexes

Lexical

Divine and Royal Names

Geographical and Topographical Names

Introduction to the Figures and Plates

Figures

Plates

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