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Bronze Age Bureaucracy: Writing and the Practice of Government in Assyria (Paperback)
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Bronze Age Bureaucracy: Writing and the Practice of Government in Assyria (Paperback)

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Paperback 496 Pages / Published: 22/02/2018
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This book describes ten different government archives of cuneiform tablets from Assyria, using them to analyze 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.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107619029
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 950 g
Dimensions: 255 x 180 x 25 mm


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'... a superb monograph: a real must-have for all university libraries, colleges of higher education and anyone interested in the material nature and purpose of writing in Near Eastern Bronze Age cultures.' Sandra Jacobs, Strata: Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society
"... a superb monograph: a real must-have for all university libraries, colleges of higher education and anyone interested in the material nature and purpose of writing in Near Eastern Bronze Age cultures." Sandra Jacobs, Strata: Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society

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