UR III Period (2112-2004 BC)

UR III Period (2112-2004 BC)

By (author) Douglas Frayne

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This volume provides editions of all known royal inscriptions of the five kings of the Third Dynasty of Ur (2112-2004 BC), from Ur-Nammu to Ibbi-Sin, as well as those of contemporaneous rulers of states on the periphery of the Ur III empire (excluding Elam). Ur III Period contains the first complete edition of the Fu-Sin inscriptions, the most complete and up-to-date information on the members of the Ur III royal family, and the first published charts of Ur III city governors, providing a wealth of new material for researchers. Douglas Frayne has provided indexes of museum numbers, excavation numbers, provenances, dimensions, and lines preserved of the various exemplars in an easy-to-read tabular mode. The accompanying microfiche displays the text of selected inscriptions in a .musical score. format. Most of the inscriptions are in Sumerian, with a few in Akkadian and one in Hurrian. Ur III Period (2112-2004 BC) is yet another exhaustively researched and substantial contribution to the RIM project, and to the study of ancient Mesopotamia.

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  • Hardback | 524 pages
  • 216.4 x 283.5 x 42.7mm | 1,546.77g
  • 01 Jan 1998
  • University of Toronto Press
  • Toronto
  • English
  • Revised
  • 74th Revised edition
  • 0802041981
  • 9780802041982

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Douglas Frayne is with the Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia Project at the University of Toronto.

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