Book Series Subartu, vol. 02

Administrative Documents from Tell Beydar (Seasons 1993-1995)

F. Ismail, W. Sallaberger, P. Talon, K. Van Lerberghe

  • Pages: 287 p.
  • Size:210 x 295 mm
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:1997

  • ISBN: 978-2-503-50539-8
  • Paperback
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Although only 147 tablets have been discovered at Beydar, and although almost all the tablets contain administrative texts, they are nevertheless of great importance for our understanding of the culture and the society of Northern Jazirah in the second half of the third millenium B.C. Until the discovery of tablets at Beydar, Northern Syria had not yielded any tablets dating to the Early Dynastic period. For the first time we get an idea not only of the language, the calender, the metrology and the pantheon of Northern Syria, but also of its political and cultic institutions. These documents are now published in this second issue in the Subartu-Series. It contains chapters on linguistics, historical evaluation, technical aspects, geography, sign lists, metrology, calendars, personal names, terminology, groups of documents, transliterations.