UR III Period (2112-2004 BC)Hardback Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia Early Periods
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- Publisher: University of Toronto Press
- Format: Hardback | 524 pages
- Dimensions: 216mm x 284mm x 43mm | 1,547g
- Publication date: 1 January 1998
- Publication City/Country: Toronto
- ISBN 10: 0802041981
- ISBN 13: 9780802041982
- Edition: 74, Revised
- Edition statement: 74th Revised edition
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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Douglas Frayne is with the Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia Project at the University of Toronto.