Bronze Age Bureaucracy by Nicholas Postgate

By Nicholas Postgate

This e-book describes ten varied govt records of cuneiform capsules from Assyria, utilizing them to examine the social and financial personality of the center Assyrian country, in addition to the jobs and practices of writing. The drugs, lots of that have no longer been edited or translated, have been excavated on the capital, Assur, and within the provinces, they usually provide vibrant info to light up matters similar to choices to the nationwide shrine, the economic system and political function of elite families, palace etiquette, and state-run agriculture. This publication concentrates relatively on how the Assyrian use of written documentation affected the character and ethos of presidency, and compares this to modern practices in different palatial administrations at Nuzi, Alalah, Ugarit, and in Greece.

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