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Sargonic and presargonic texts in the World Museum Liverpool

Author: E L Cripps
Publisher: Oxford : Archaeopress, 2010.
Series: BAR international series, 2135.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A new study of the Old Akkadian tablets in the collection of the World Museum Liverpool (Liverpool, UK). This presentation comprises three sections. Chapter 1 recounts the modern history of the tablets. It deals with the acquisition of the tablets in the early twentieth century and surveys scholarly treatments of the texts following their first publication in the 1950s and 1960s. Chapter 2 fixes the chronological  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Texts
Named Person: Sargon, King of Agade.; König Sargon (Assyrien
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E L Cripps
ISBN: 9781407306766 1407306766
OCLC Number: 663437223
Description: 138 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
Contents: The modern history of the Sargonic texts in the World Museum Liverpool (WML): Hon. Arnold Keppel and the Norwich Museum. A first incomplete and unpublished edition ; First publications of the WML Old Akkadian tablets ; More recent publications of the WML tablets ; Three Old Akkadian letters ; Land and the 'completed court case(s)' ; Earlier publications of some WML Sargonic tablets ; The WML collection and the CDLI. --
Sargonic history: a perspective from the Liverpool cuneiform texts. The historical time frame ; A brief political history ; Aspects of the late Sargonic land economy in Sumer ; Agriculture and the harvest ; Rations, bread and beer and the Akkadian army in Umma ; The corvée and conscription ; Other food disbursements ; At the temple gate ; The Sargonic legal system and a court record ; An Old Akkadian gift ; Conclusion. --
Sargonic and Presargonic texts in the World Museum Liverpool. Autographs, Transliterations, Translations Î a new edition ; A note on the metrology of the texts ; Concordance with Museum Accession Numbers ; Texts 1-49 ; Indexes of Personal Names, Professions and occupations, Place Names, Names of Deities ; Bibliography.
Series Title: BAR international series, 2135.
Responsibility: Eric L. Cripps.

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"A new study of the Old Akkadian tablets in the collection of the World Museum Liverpool (Liverpool, UK). This presentation comprises three sections. Chapter 1 recounts the modern history of the tablets. It deals with the acquisition of the tablets in the early twentieth century and surveys scholarly treatments of the texts following their first publication in the 1950s and 1960s. Chapter 2 fixes the chronological position of the texts within the context of the history of the Old Akkadian period and offers some interpretations of their historical context from the perspective of the information contained in them. The final section presents the texts themselves."--Publisher's website.

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