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Goddeeris, Anne
Tablets from Kisurra in the collections of the British Museum
volume: 9
pages/dimensions: 323 pages
language: English
binding: Book (Paperback)
dimensions: 21.00 × 29.70 cm
edition: 1. Auflage
publishing date: 11.01.2009
prices: 68,00 Eur[D] / 70,00 Eur[A]
ISBN: 978-3-447-06064-6
68,00 Eur

The book contains 260 previously unpublished cuneiform documents from the early Old Babylonian town of Kisurra (ca. 1923–1866 BC) now kept in the collections of the British Museum. Although they have been acquired on the antique market, their provenience could be ascertained on the basis of intrinsic and formal criteria.
In Kisurra, a small city state in central Babylonia, periods of independency under local kings have alternated with episodes of foreign rule by Uruk, Isin, Larsa and Babylon.
The documents concern different aspects of agricultural management, ranging from the administration of the barley produce over silver and barley loans to contracts concerning real estate transfers through sale, inheritance and bequest.
The documents are published in hand-copy, transliteration and commented translation. The volume includes extensive indices of the personal and divine names and an annotated list of all the year-names occurring in the Kisurra texts (taking into account all the published documents from Old Babylonian Kisurra).