Sumerian Economic Texts from the Third Ur Dynasty
by Tom B. Jones
University of Minnesota Press, 1961
Paper: 978-0-8166-6040-7


Sumerian Economic Texts from the Third Ur Dynasty was first published in 1961. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

This is a study and catalogue of some 350 hitherto unpublished Sumerian cuneiform documents, nearly all economic in nature. The authors describe the transliterate each document and present viewpoints regarding certain important classes of the texts. The findings of the study may lead to renewed interest in the third Ur Dynasty, which scholars have long regarded as relatively unimportant because its history is the swan song of Sumerian autonomy and culture.

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