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Third-Millennium Legal and Administrative Texts in the Iraq Museum, Baghdad

By Piotr Steinkeller and J. N. Postgate

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$58.95 | Hardcover Edition
ISBN: 978-0-931464-60-7

176 pages
7" × 10"
1992

Mesopotamian Civilizations

Third-Millennium Legal and Administrative Texts in the Iraq Museum, Baghdad

By Piotr Steinkeller and J. N. Postgate

“This is a handsome and well-edited book, in every respect a pleasure to handle as well as to read.”

 

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This volume presents the legal and administrative texts in the Iraq Museum at Baghdad that date to the Fara, Pre-Sargonic, and Sargonic periods, and that stem from illicit excavations. Sixty-eight of the seventy-four texts presented are published for the first time. Steinkeller’s introduction precedes the transliteration and translation of the texts, and the volume concludes with Postgate’s copies of all the texts.
“This is a handsome and well-edited book, in every respect a pleasure to handle as well as to read.”
“Steinkeller's imposing, detailed knowledge of the text corpora of the periods treated, of text formulae and in particular of third-millennium lexicography, leads his discussions of the respective texts into highly interesting avenues of thought, with a number of provocative and timely excurses.”

Acknowledgments

Abbreviations

Plates

Introduction

Concordance of Texts

Texts 1-74: Transliteration and Translation

Fara (no)

Pre-Sargonic (nos-12)

Lagas (no)

Umma (no)

Isin (nos-6)

Unknown Provenience (nos-12)

Sargonic (nos-74)

Umma: Earlier (nos-21)

Umma: Later (nos-32)

‘Sagub’ (nos-45)

Isin (no)

Mukdan (nos-49)

Diyala Region (nos-51)

Unknown Provenience: Sumerian (nos-71)

Unknown Provenience: Akkadian (nos-74)

Indexes

Personal Names

Divine Names

Geographical and Topographical Names

Words Discussed

Plates

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