Sargonic and Gutian Periods 2234 2113 BC

Author: Douglas Frayne
Publisher:
ISBN: 1442623756
Release Date: 2015-02-01
Genre: History

The time period covered by this volume extends from the accession of Sargon of Akkad to the end of the Gutian period (2334-2133 BC). In this corpus we find the first extensive use of the Akkadian language, in it oldest known dialect, for royal inscriptions. Nearly all the texts in this volume are recorded in that language; a few are in Sumerian, and four are bilingual. Invaluable for the reconstruction of the history of the period are a handful of large Old Babylonian tablets inscribed with collections of the Sargonic kings' triumphal inscriptions. Complete transliterations of the individual copies of these important documents appear for the first time in this volume. The introductions for the Sargonic kings include lists of all their known year names along with brief discussions of the major events of their reigns. A short introduction of each description gives its general contents and place of origin. There is a detailed catalogue of exemplars, along with a brief commentary, bibliography, and text in transliteration. In microfiche, 'scores' give transliterations of the individual exemplars of the inscriptions.

Pre Sargonic Period

Author: Douglas Frayne
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442690479
Release Date: 2008-05-17
Genre: History

The book Pre-Sargonic Period (2700-2350 BC) provides editions of all known royal inscriptions of kings who ruled in ancient Mesopotamia down to the advent of King Sargon of Akkad. Most of the inscriptions come from the city states of Lagsh and Umma; inscriptions from other sites are rather poorly attested. The volume includes a handful of new inscriptions recently uncovered in Iraq. Information on museum numbers, excavation numbers, provenances, dimensions, and lines preserved in the various exemplars are displayed for multi-exemplar texts in an easy-to-read tabular form. Also included in several commentary sections are notes on the find-spots of the inscriptions from Lagas and references about various toponymns to be discussed in a forthcoming study of the author on the geography of Lagas and Umma provinces. Indexes of museum numbers, excavation numbers, and concordances of selected publications complete the volume.

Ur III Period 2112 2004 B C

Author: Douglas Frayne
Publisher: Springer Science & Business
ISBN: 0802041981
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Social Science

This volume of RIM focuses on the inscriptions of the Third Dynasty of Ur, a city made famous by archaeological excavations of its spectacular burial sites.

Presargonic Period

Author: Douglas Frayne
Publisher:
ISBN: 0802035868
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

Provides editions of all known royal inscriptions of kings who ruled in ancient Mesopotamia down to the advent of King Sargon of Akkad. The volume includes a handful of new inscriptions recently uncovered in Iraq.

Old Babylonian Period 2003 1595 BC

Author: Douglas Frayne
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802058736
Release Date: 1990
Genre: History

A short introduction for each inscription gives its general contents, place of origin, and relative dating. Also included are a detailed catalogue of exemplars, a brief commentary, bibliography, and text in transliteration facing an English translation.

Assyrian Rulers of the Early First Millennium BC

Author: Albert Kirk Grayson
Publisher:
ISBN: 0802059651
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The inscriptions speak of the kings' building of palaces and temples in various parts of Assyria, of the gods who were invoked to bless their enterprises, of revolutions and a multitude of military conquests.

Gudea and His Dynasty

Author: Dietz Otto Edzard
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802041876
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This volume of RIM focuses on the Second Dynasty of Lagas, and concentrates mainly on the inscriptions of Cylinders A and B of the most important king of that dynasty, Gudea.

The Age of Agade

Author: Benjamin R Foster
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317415510
Release Date: 2015-12-14
Genre: History

The Age of Agade is the first book-length study of the Akkadian period of Mesopotamian history, which saw the rise and fall of the world’s first empire during more than a century of extraordinary political, social, and cultural innovation. It draws together more than 40 years of research by one of the world’s leading experts in Assyriology to offer an exhaustive survey of the Akkadian empire. Addressing all aspects of the empire, including its statecraft and military, territory and cities, arts, religion, economy, and production, The Age of Agade considers what can be said of Akkadian political and social history, material culture, and daily life. A final chapter also explores how the empire has been presented in modern historiography, from the decipherment of cuneiform to the present, including the extensive research of Soviet historians, summarized here in English for the first time. Drawing on contemporaneous written and artifactual sources, as well as relevant materials from succeeding generations, Foster introduces the reader to the wealth of evidence available. Accessibly written by a specialist in the field, this book is an engaging examination of a critical era in the history of early Mesopotamia.

Rulers of Babylonia Rimb 2

Author: Grant Frame
Publisher:
ISBN: 1442623748
Release Date: 2015-02-01
Genre:

This is the sixth volume of ancient cuneiform texts being prepared under the auspices of The Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia, and the first volume for the Babylonian periods. The purpose of the project is to locate and publish standard editions of the texts known as the Royal Inscriptions from ancient Mesopotamia (Sumer, Akkad, Babylonia, and Assyria). Since the texts were first deciphered in the nineteenth century, the close affinity between them and events and people in the Bible has stirred great interest. The texts presented in this volume are from the important transitional period extending from the fall of the Kassite dynasty in the middle of the twelfth century BC to the collapse of Assyrian power towards the close of the seventh century. During these five centuries there were a number of short-lived dynasties in Babylonia, and for a time the area was controlled by its northern neighbour, Assyria. The first part of this period has been described as a 'Dark Age' in Babylonia's history, and the nadir of its political existence occurred in the early seventh century when the capital, Babylon, was captured and destroyed by the Assyrian ruler Sennacherib. Nevertheless, in the final century and a half of this period conditions in Babylonia improved and various forces built up the momentum that was to bring about the formation of the Neo-Babylonian empire and the shift of hegemony over western Asia from Assyria to Babylonia. This volume contains a short introduction for each ruler. Every inscription is accompanied by an introductory statement, a catalogue of exemplars, a brief commentary, a bibliography, a transliteration and translation, and notes. Appropriate introductory materials and indexes are included. 'Scores,' published on microfiche, are located in a pocket at the back of the book.

Economy and Settlement in the Near East

Author: Naomi Frances Miller
Publisher: UPenn Museum of Archaeology
ISBN: 0924171987
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Social Science

Archaeological interpretations are built on many types of evidence. While no one method or analysis can fully reveal an extinct economic system, the papers in this volume are each focused on a single category of data to elucidate different aspects of ancient economy and settlement: settlement pattern (Khurban plains), trace elements in sealing clays (Tepe Gawra), seeds and charcoal (Tepe Hissar, Malyan, Kurban Hoyuk), economic texts (Nippur). MASCA Vol. 7, Supplement

Royal Inscriptions on Clay Cones from Ashur Now in Istanbul

Author: Veysel Donbaz
Publisher:
ISBN: 1442631228
Release Date: 1984-12-01
Genre:

The texts presented here were discovered by a German expedition to Ashur, capital of the Assyrians, more than half a century ago. They have remained in Istanbul, largely uncatalogued and unedited, until this publication, the first in a series to be prepared under the auspices of the Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia Project. The inscriptions speak of the building by the kings of palaces and temples in various parts of Assyria, of the god who were invoked to bless the enterprises, and at times of military campaigns and victories. Transliterations, commentaries, notes, and hand-copies for the indiviaul texts are provided along with the requisite indexes to make the volume a basic research tool for assyriologists.

The archaeology of Skye and the Western Isles

Author: Ian Armit
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748606408
Release Date: 1996
Genre: History

Recent excavations have revealed that the Hebrides-the Isle of Skye and the Western Isles-have their own regional archaeology, as distinctive as other better-known areas such as Wessex and Orkney.Tracing the history of human settlement and society in Skye and the Western Isles, this book brings new material to a wide audience for the first time. It examines the monuments and their context from the time of the first hunter-gatherers to the post-medieval period, including descriptions of the stunning Callanish stones on the Isle of Lewis and the great broch towers found along the Western coastline. With illustrations and material from recent excavations, it recounts the area's history from prehistoric times to the Clearances and the subsequent devastating emigration to North America and Canada.No other book gives such an accessible and up-to-date account of this important region's archaeological history-"The Archaeology of Skye and the Western Isles" will appeal to all those who can trace their ancestry to Skye, Lewis, Harris, the Uists or Barra.

The Tomb of Amenemope at Thebes TT 148 Volume 1

Author: Boyo G. Ockinga
Publisher: Australian Center for Egyptology
ISBN: 085668824X
Release Date: 2010
Genre: History

This publication deals with the large Theban tomb of the Third Prophet of Amun, Amenemope who held office during the reigns of Ramesses III to V. The tomb is well known for the data it provides on the leading families of the priests of Amun in the 20th Dynasty; in addition to its genealogical data, this book presents the tomb's extensive religious and ritual scenes and inscriptions as well as its architecture.

Theban Desert Road Survey II

Author: John Coleman Darnell
Publisher: Yale Egyptological Inst
ISBN: 0974002569
Release Date: 2013
Genre: History

The second monograph devoted to the work of the 'Theban Desert Road Survey' presents the major rock inscriptions of the northwestern Theban Desert and the western hinterlands of Qamula.

Rational expectations and econometric practice 1

Author: Robert E. Lucas
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9781452901718
Release Date: 1981
Genre: Business & Economics

Rational Expectations and Econometric Practice was first published in 1981. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. Assumptions about how people form expectations for the future shape the properties of any dynamic economic model. To make economic decisions in an uncertain environment people must forecast such variables as future rates of inflation, tax rates, government subsidy schemes and regulations. The doctrine of rational expectations uses standard economic methods to explain how those expectations are formed. This work collects the papers that have made significant contributions to formulating the idea of rational expectations. Most of the papers deal with the connections between observed economic behavior and the evaluation of alternative economic policies. Robert E. Lucas, Jr., is professor of economics at the University of Chicago. Thomas J. Sargent is professor of economics at the University of Minnesota and adviser to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minnesota.