Early Periods, Volume 4: Old Babylonian Period, 2003-1595 B.C. (The Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia)

Early Periods, Volume 4: Old Babylonian Period, 2003-1595 B.C. (The Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia)

Douglas Frayne


This quantity covers the Isin-Larsa and outdated Babylonian sessions, a interval marked firstly through the fight of 2 city-states, Isin and Larsa, for keep watch over over the land of Sumer in southern Babylonia. after all the city-state of Babylon, less than its vigorous ruler Hammurabi, intervened. At an opportune second, Hammurabi struck rapidly, 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 by way of dynasties and organized so as via ruler inside of each one dynasty. additional, the inscriptions are prepared chronologically inside of every one king's reign. a brief creation for every inscription provides its basic contents, homeland, and relative relationship. additionally incorporated are a close catalogue of exemplars, a quick observation, bibliography, and textual content in transliteration dealing with an English translation. The appended microfiches include a transliteration of every person exemplar displayed in a layout corresponding to a musical ranking.

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