By Douglas Frayne
This quantity covers the Isin-Larsa and previous Babylonian classes, a interval marked first and foremost by way of the fight of 2 city-states, Isin and Larsa, for keep an eye on over the land of Sumer in southern Babylonia. finally the city-state of Babylon, lower than its full of life ruler Hammurabi, intervened. At an opportune second, Hammurabi struck quickly, defeated Larsa, and integrated the southern domain names into his personal nation-states, thereby developing an empire that for a short while united the lands of Sumer and Akkad.
The inscriptions during this quantity are grouped via dynasties and organized so as by way of ruler inside every one dynasty. extra, the inscriptions are prepared chronologically inside of each one king's reign. a quick creation for every inscription offers its basic contents, place of birth, and relative courting. additionally incorporated are a close catalogue of exemplars, a quick statement, bibliography, and textual content in transliteration dealing with an English translation. The appended microfiches include a transliteration of every person exemplar displayed in a structure such as a musical ranking.