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The Resource Bronze Age bureaucracy : writing and the practice of government in Assyria, Nicholas Postgate, Cambridge University

Bronze Age bureaucracy : writing and the practice of government in Assyria, Nicholas Postgate, Cambridge University

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Bronze Age bureaucracy : writing and the practice of government in Assyria
Title
Bronze Age bureaucracy
Title remainder
writing and the practice of government in Assyria
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Postgate, Cambridge University
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book describes ten different government archives of cuneiform tablets from Assyria, using them to analyse the social and economic character of the Middle Assyrian state, as well as the roles and practices of writing. The tablets, many of which have not been edited or translated, were excavated at the capital, Assur, and in the provinces, and they give vivid details to illuminate issues such as offerings to the national shrine, the economy and political role of elite households, palace etiquette, and state-run agriculture. This book concentrates particularly on how the Assyrian use of written documentation affected the nature and ethos of government, and compares this to contemporary practices in other palatial administrations at Nuzi, Alalah, Ugarit, and in Greece
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Postgate, J. N
Dewey number
935/.03
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Assyria
  • Akkadian language
  • Cuneiform inscriptions, Akkadian
  • Bureaucracy
  • Scribes
Label
Bronze Age bureaucracy : writing and the practice of government in Assyria, Nicholas Postgate, Cambridge University
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Archives at Assur
  • 4.1.
  • The Offerings House Archive
  • 4.2.
  • The Stewards' Archive
  • 4.3.
  • The Archive of Mutta the Animal-Fattener
  • 4.4.
  • The Archive of Babu-aha-iddina
  • 4.5.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • A Family Archive
  • 5.
  • Archives in the Provinces
  • 5.1.
  • Tell al-Rimah, Ancient Karana or Qatara
  • 5.2.
  • Tell Billa, Ancient Sibaniba
  • 5.3.
  • Tell Chuera, Ancient Harbu
  • 5.4.
  • 1.
  • Tell Ali, Ancient Atmannu
  • 5.5.
  • Tell Sheikh Hamad, Ancient Durkatlimmu
  • 6.
  • The Government of Assyria and Its Impact
  • 7.
  • Nuzi, the Nearest Neighbour
  • 8.
  • Western Contemporaries: Alalah, Ugarit and Greece
  • 9.
  • Introduction
  • The Records of Government
  • 2.
  • The Land of Assur in the Late Bronze Age
  • 3.
  • Writing in Assyria: The Scribes and Their Output
  • 4.
Control code
ocn864898714
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461953876
Level of compression
unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864898714
Label
Bronze Age bureaucracy : writing and the practice of government in Assyria, Nicholas Postgate, Cambridge University
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Archives at Assur
  • 4.1.
  • The Offerings House Archive
  • 4.2.
  • The Stewards' Archive
  • 4.3.
  • The Archive of Mutta the Animal-Fattener
  • 4.4.
  • The Archive of Babu-aha-iddina
  • 4.5.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • A Family Archive
  • 5.
  • Archives in the Provinces
  • 5.1.
  • Tell al-Rimah, Ancient Karana or Qatara
  • 5.2.
  • Tell Billa, Ancient Sibaniba
  • 5.3.
  • Tell Chuera, Ancient Harbu
  • 5.4.
  • 1.
  • Tell Ali, Ancient Atmannu
  • 5.5.
  • Tell Sheikh Hamad, Ancient Durkatlimmu
  • 6.
  • The Government of Assyria and Its Impact
  • 7.
  • Nuzi, the Nearest Neighbour
  • 8.
  • Western Contemporaries: Alalah, Ugarit and Greece
  • 9.
  • Introduction
  • The Records of Government
  • 2.
  • The Land of Assur in the Late Bronze Age
  • 3.
  • Writing in Assyria: The Scribes and Their Output
  • 4.
Control code
ocn864898714
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461953876
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864898714

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