Early Periods, Volume 4: Old Babylonian Period, 2003-1595 by Douglas Frayne

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.

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17-22, study) Barton, RISA pp. 304-305 Ishmi-Dagan 1 (edition) Hallo, BiOr 18 p. 5 1sme-Dagan 1 (study) Kärki, SKFZ pp. A 64 p. 38 (ex. 26, study) Woolley and Mallowan, UE 7 p. 219 (exs. 17-22, provenance, study) Edzard and Wilcke in Hrouda, Isin 1 p. 87 (ex. 26, study) Kärki, SAKAZ 1 pp. 7-8 Išmedagān 1 (edition) Walker, CBI no. 28 (exs. 1-5, 28, study) Walker in Hrouda, Isin 2 p. 94 (ex. 27, study) Grégoire, M VN 10 no. 25 (ex. 128 2 The standard inscription of Išme-Dagān also occurs in a 12-line inscribed brick version.

2233 (exs. 1-15, study) 1905 Thureau-Dangin, ISA pp. 292-93 Išme-dagan (edition, see n. 14) 1905 King, CT 21 pl. 21 (ex. 4, copy) 1907 Messerschmidt, VAS 1 no. 29 (ex. 16, copy) 1907 Thureau-Dangin, SAK pp. 206-207 Išme-dagan n. a (edition) 1910 King, Early History pl. xxxn facing p. 310 (ex. 9, photo) 1922 1924 1926 1928 1929 1961 1968 1975 1976 1977 1980 1981 1981 1981 BM Guide p. 61 (study) Langdon, Kish 1 p. I l l B (ex. 28, edition) Bezold, Ninive und Babylon (Leipzig) fig. 32 (photo) Gadd, UET 1 p.

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