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

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

Label
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, University of Cambridge
Creator
Subject
Genre
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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Provided by publisher
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Postgate, J. N
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Akkadian language
  • Cuneiform inscriptions, Akkadian
  • Bureaucracy
  • Scribes
  • Assyria
Label
Bronze Age bureaucracy : writing and the practice of government in Assyria, Nicholas Postgate, University of Cambridge, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107338937
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
CR9781107338937
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 484 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107338937
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864898714
Label
Bronze Age bureaucracy : writing and the practice of government in Assyria, Nicholas Postgate, University of Cambridge, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107338937
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
CR9781107338937
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 484 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107338937
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864898714

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