Administrative Epistolography in the Formative Phase of the Neo-Babylonian Empire

Administrative Epistolography in the Formative Phase of the Neo-Babylonian Empire

by Yuval Levavi

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783963270062
Publisher: Zaphon
Publication date: 06/01/2018
Series: dubsar Series , #2
Pages: 682
Product dimensions: 6.65(w) x 9.41(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION 1.1. Periodisation 1.2. Goals and methods 1.3. The sources and the archives 1.4. State of the problem 1.5. On the translation 2. METHODOLOGICAL ASPECTS 2.1. Definition and function of a 2.2. The structure of a letter 2.3. Letters as administrative reports 2.4. Rhetoric and methods of persuasion 2.5. Methods of dating 3. THE BASICS OF EPISTOLOGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION 3.1. Language 3.2. The tablets 3.3. Sending a letter 3.4. The messengers (māršipri) 4 . ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES 4.1. Temples' high officials 4.2. Rules of administrative practice referred to in the letters 5. TOPICS OF CORRESPONDENCE 5.1. Building and infrastructure projects 5.2. Military service 5.3. Agriculture 5.4. Cult 5.5. Management of personnel legal problems and court procedure 6. COMPARISON WITH EARLIER AND LATER LETTER CORPORA 6.1. The Babylonian letters from the "State Archives of Assyria" (SAA) 6.2. Achaemenid (and late Neo-Babylonian) letters from Eanna and Ebabbar 7. TEXT EDITIONS 7.1. Letters from Eanna (Uruk) 7.2. Letters from Ebabbar (Sippar) 7.3. Appendix A 7.4. Appendix B 8. GLOSSARY 9. BIBLIOGRAPHY INDICES

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