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On the Third Dynasty of Ur: Studies in Honor of Marcel Sigrist

On the Third Dynasty of Ur: Studies in Honor of Marcel Sigrist

by Piotr Michalowski (Editor)


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The Ur III period (2112-2004 BCE) was one of the more significant periods in the history of ancient Mesopotamia for modern scholarship and for native cultural traditions and historiography as well. The centralized patrimonial bureaucracy of the time is documented by almost a hundred thousand known documents, and this was when much of what we know as classical Sumerian literature was first initiated. We would not have so many published texts at our disposal if it were not for the tireless efforts of Marcel Sigrist of the Ecole Biblique in Jerusalem, whose scholarship and generosity are celebrated in this volume in twenty-seven essays by an international group of grateful experts on Ur III studies. The subjects range from the publication of new administrative and magical texts, as well as a new piece of the Sumerian King List, to studies of merchants, land tenure, court records, royal concubines, scribes, foreign bodyguards, and even of cuisine.

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ISBN-13: 9780897570800
Publisher: American Society of Overseas Research
Publication date: 12/31/2008
Series: Journal of Cuneiform Studies Supplemental Series , #1
Pages: 313
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Piotr Michalowski is Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Michigan. Michaelowski's main fields of study include Sumerian and Akkadian languages, literatures and history, literary theory, and Polish culture; he has written dozens of articles on various subjects within these areas. Michalowski also serves as the president of the International Association of Assyriologists.

Table of Contents

Marcel Sigrist: An Appreciation, Ulla Kasten, List of Works, Franco d'Agostino and Elena Santagati, BM 106145: un nuovo testo da Ummache menziona personale del cantiere navale (m a r -s a ), Lance Allred, Labor Assignments from the City of Girsu, Farouk Al-Rawi, An Ur III Incantation in the British Museum, Nicole Brisch, Messenger Texts in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan, Miguel Civil, An Agricultural Account from Umma, Remco de Maaier, ulgi's Jubilee: Where's The Party?, Douglas Frayne and W. W. Hallo, New Texts from the Reign of Ur-Namma, Steven Garfinkle, Silver and Gold: Merchants and the Economy of the Ur III State, Wolfgang Heimpel and Kent Hillard, Fact and Fiction in YBC 9819 and SET 188 as Sources for the Reality behind the Name of Year 9 of King Shu-Sin of Ur, Jacob Klein, The Brockmon Collection Duplicate of the Sumerian Kinglist (BT 14), Bertrand Lafont, A propos des repas collectifs et banquets (naptanum) a l'epoque d'Ur III, Pietro Mander, Nuovi "Shepherd-Texts" da Lagash, Piotr Michalowski, Observations on "Elam" and "Elamites" in Ur III Times, Manuel Molina, New Ur III Court Records Concerning Slavery, Francesco Pomponio, Ancora un bilancio neo-sumerico di orzo, Seth Richardson, Ningirsu Returns to His Plow: Lagas and Girsu Take Leave of Ur, Walther Sallaberger, Der Eid im Gerichtsverfahren im neusumerischen Umma, Tonia Scharlach, Priestesses, Concubines, and the Daughters of Men: Disentangling the Meaning of the Word l u k u r in Ur III Times, Piotr Steinkeller, Joys of Cooking in Ur III Babylonia, Benjamin Studevent-Hickman, Quantitative Aspects of Land Tenure in Ur III Babylonia, M. Such-Gutierrez, Gesiegelte Urkunden aus der koniglichen Viehverwaltung von Drehem und die Frage der Linienunterteilung und Siegelung dieser Tafeln, Ozaki Tohru, Divine Statues in the Ur III Kingdom and Their "Ka Du8-Ha" Ceremony, Niek Veldhuis, Orthography and Politics: a d d a , "carcass" and k u r 9, "to enter," Lorenzo Verderame, Rassam's Activities at Tello (1879) and the Earliest Acquisition of Neo-Sumerian Tablets in the British Museum, Hartmut Waetzoldt, Die Haltung der Schreiber von Umma zu Konig usuen, Joan Goodnick Westenholz, The Memory of Sargonic Kings under the Third Dynasty of Ur, Claus Wilcke, Der Kauf von Gutern durch den "staatlichen" Haushalt der Provinz Umma zur Zeit der III. Dynastie von Ur: Ein Beitrag zu "Markt und Arbeit im Alten Orient am Ende des 3. Jahrtausends vor Christus," Richard Zettler, Context and Text: Nippur Area TB IV and the Archive of Lama-Palil.

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