House of Prisoners : Slavery and State in Uruk During the Revolt Against Samsu-Iluna.

This book studies the house of prisoners at the city of Uruk during the revolt against king Samsu-iluna (ca. 1741-1739 BC). The history of this period is not widely known and there is no previous comprehensive treatment of the institution under consideration. The analysis of some 410 documents dated...

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Main Author: Seri, Andrea.
Other Authors: Rubio, Gonzalo.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Boston : De Gruyter, Inc., 2013.
Series:Studies in Ancient near Eastern Records (SANER) Ser.
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Table of Contents:
  • Intro
  • List of tables
  • Plans and maps
  • List of abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • I "Why and How?"
  • II Prisoners of war and the bīt asīrī in previous scholarship
  • III Interpretations of the role of the bīt asīrī
  • IV About this book
  • V Cuneiform texts, conventions, principles of transliteration, and related matters
  • Chapter 1 The archive of the house of prisoners and political history
  • I Documents dated to Rīm-Anumand the archive of the house of prisoners
  • II Uruk during the Old Babylonian period
  • III The revolts against Samsu-iluna and Rīm-Anum's reign
  • IV Year names, chronology and political history
  • V Administrative records and political history
  • V.1 Rīm-Anum's first year
  • V.2 Rīm-Anum's second year
  • VI Military activities
  • VII The rebels according to the bīt asīrī sources
  • VII.1 Daganma-ilum
  • VII.2 Ilūni
  • VIII Conclusion
  • Chapter 2 Allocation of flour
  • I General remarks
  • II Records dealing with flour allocation from the bīt asīrī
  • III Flour allocation of the ana ĝešbun type
  • III.1 Sealings
  • III.2 Recipients of the allocation
  • IV Flour allocation of the šuku type
  • IV.1 šuku e2 asīrī
  • IV.2 ana šuku e2 u ah̬iātim
  • IV.3 ana šuku lugal (u ah̬iātim)
  • IV.4 ana šuku (erin2) mu-wa-ar-ba-tim
  • IV.5 ana šuku lu2 GN u ah̬iātim)
  • V Flour allocation of the ana si-la2 type
  • V.1 Sealings
  • V.2 Recipients of the ana si-la2 allocations
  • VI Flour allocation of the sudû type
  • VII Other allocations
  • VIII Comparative analysis of the various flour allocations
  • IX Conclusion
  • Chapter 3 Prisoners and slaves
  • I General remarks
  • II Prisoners of war and slaves
  • III Geographic provenance of prisoners and slaves
  • IV Ties of personal dependency of prisoners and slaves
  • V Status of prisoners and slaves
  • VI Allocation of prisoners and slaves
  • VII Conclusion.
  • Chapter 4 The organization of Uruk under Rīm-Anum Part I: "Houses" and institution
  • I Concepts and sources
  • II The "houses" (e2, bītum)
  • II.1 The bīt asīrī
  • II.2 The e2-a ĝrig
  • II.3 The e2 šabrîm
  • II.4 The e2-(munus-)uš-bar
  • II.5 The e2-mušen-hi-a
  • II.6 The e2-bur-saĝ
  • II.7 Other houses
  • The e2
  • The e2-a-zu-meš
  • The e2-maš-lugal
  • The e2-sukkal
  • The e2-uzu
  • III Other institutions
  • III.1 The e2-gal
  • III.2 The (e2-)ĝi6-par3
  • III.3 The en-nu e2-gal
  • Chapter 5 The organization of Uruk under Rīm-Anum Part II: Professions and individuals
  • I General remarks
  • II Personnel with title and clear affiliation with houses and institutions
  • II.1 a-zu-gal (azugallum)
  • II.2 aĝrig (abarakkum)
  • II.3 dub-sar en-nu e2-gal
  • II.4 gu-za-la2 (guzalûm)
  • II.5 sukkal (šukkallum)
  • II.6 ša3-tam (šatammum)
  • II.7 šabra (šabrûm)
  • II.8 ugula asīrī
  • II.9 ugula e2 and ugula e2-meš
  • II.10 ugula e2-mušen-hi-a
  • II.11 ugula (e2-)munus-uš-bar
  • II.12 zabar-dab5-ba (zabardabbûm)
  • III Personnel without title but with clear affiliation with houses
  • III.1 Personnel of the e2-aĝrig
  • III.2 Personnel of the e2-uš-bar
  • IV Personnel with title and no clear affiliation with specific houses and institutions
  • IV.1 Administrative personnel
  • bisaĝ-dub-ba (šandabakkum)
  • dub-sar (țupšarrum)
  • IV.2 Other professions and occupations
  • ad-KID (atkuppum)
  • lu2azlag2 (ašlākum)
  • ensi2 (iššiakkum)
  • hub2-bu-meš (h?uppû)
  • kisal-luh (kisalluh?h?um)
  • lu2-ur3-ra (lurrakkûm)
  • lunga3 (sirāsûm)
  • manzaz bābim and mazzaz ka2 ra2-gaba
  • muhaldim (nuḫatimmum)
  • na-gada (nāqidum)
  • nar-gal (nargallum)
  • santana (šandanakkum)
  • simug (nappāḫum)
  • sipad (rē'um)
  • su-si-ig (šusikkum)
  • ša3-gud (kullizum)
  • šu-i (gallābum)
  • u2-tul2 (utullum)
  • ugula geme2
  • zadim (sasinnum)
  • V Personnel affiliated with temples
  • ensi2 dutu.
  • gudu4 (pašīšum)
  • saga (šanĝum)
  • VI Men without titles but with seals
  • VI.1 Seal inscriptions with the legend "servant of royal name"
  • Apil-Amurrum / dumu Šulgi-[...] / arad Rīm-Anum
  • Apil-ilīsu / dumu Țāb-târ-ilī / arad Samsu-iluna
  • Awīl-ilī / dumu Šillī-[...] / arad Samsu-iluna
  • VI.2 Seal inscriptions with the legend "servant of divine name(s)"
  • Adad-rīm-ilī / dumu Kānišum / arad Nabium
  • Apil-Amurrum / dumu Ilam-ēriš / arad Amurrum
  • Etel-pī-d⌜Erra?⌝ / dumu Enanatum / arad Iggala
  • Iballuț / dumu H?ubbušum / arad Amurrum
  • Šarrum-i3-[li2?] / dumu Sîn-[...] / arad Nin-siana
  • Ur-Ninurta / dumu a?-wi-ia-⌜x⌝ / arad Lugal-banda
  • Wussum-nu-⌜x-x⌝ / dumu Iddin-Ištar / arad Nin-siana
  • [...]-Amurrum / dumu Sîn-iddinam / arad Nabium
  • VI.3 Partially legible sealings
  • Abum-ilī / dumu [...] /[...]
  • Ātanah̬-ilī / dumu Lā-qīpum / arad den-[...]
  • Awīl-[...] /dumu Sîn-[.] / arad [...]
  • Bāštī-d[...] / dumu Kih̬lī-'el / arad [...]
  • E2-an-[.] / dumu ma-a-nu-um / [arad ...]
  • Enlil-[...] / dumu Sîn-[...] / [arad .]
  • Eteī-pī-Marduk / dumu AN.⌜x⌝-[.] / [arad .]
  • Sîn-[...] / dumu Sîn-gāmil/ [.]
  • VII Men without seals or titles from tablets from the Sîn-kāšid palace
  • Amurrum-mušallim
  • B/Ma-ni-[...]
  • Ibni-dNin-[...]
  • Iddinyatum
  • Marduk-nādā
  • Pirh̬um dumu Ilī-u-Šamaš
  • Sukkukum
  • Șillī-[...]
  • [...]-gāmil
  • VIII Men without seals or titles presumably acting in an official capacity
  • Adad-mušallim dumu Mu-duga
  • Anum-ilī
  • Awīl
  • Ibni-Adad
  • Ikūn-pûm
  • Ilīma-abī
  • Ilšu-bānî
  • Inbi-ilīšu
  • Nabium-mālik
  • Ninurta-ibnīšu
  • Nūratum
  • Šamaš-gāmil
  • Šamaš-muballiț
  • Šamaš-nāsir
  • *Tigilâ-ana-Damkina
  • Ubār-Zababa
  • IX Conclusion
  • Chapter 6 The military, messengers and foreign officials
  • I General remarks
  • II ugula MAR.TU
  • III PA.PA
  • IV aga3-us2 (rēdûm)
  • ugula aga3-us2(-meš).
  • šāpir aga3-us2-meš (šāpir rēdî)
  • aga3-us2 saĝ (lugal)
  • aga3-us2 lugal
  • V ra(2)-gaba
  • VI Administrative officials in the army
  • dumu e2-dub-ba(-a)
  • dub-sar ugnim
  • VII lu2-kiĝ2-gi4-a
  • VIII Other leadership posts from outside Uruk
  • IX Conclusion
  • Conclusion The House of Prisoners: State and slavery in Uruk during the revolt against Samsu-iluna
  • I An exercise in fragmentology
  • II Political history
  • III The administration of Uruk under Rīm-Anum
  • IV The bīt asīrī
  • V State and slavery in Uruk during the revolt against Samsu-iluna
  • Appendix 1: Autographs and text editions
  • Catalogue of tablets edited in this volume
  • Concordance: Tablets arranged alphabetically after the Museum signature
  • Autographs
  • Transliterations and translations
  • Appendix 2: Collations
  • Appendix 3: Chronological catalogue of texts from Uruk dated to Samsu-iluna and Rīm-Anum
  • Appendix 4: Catalogue of texts from Uruk dated to Samsu-iluna and Rīm-Anum
  • Appendix 5: Glossary
  • I List of Sumerian words and logograms and their Akkadian and English renderings
  • II Akkadian words and their Sumerian and logographic renderings
  • Bibliography
  • Indexes
  • 1. Personal names
  • 2. Divine names
  • 3. Geographic names
  • 4. Akkadian words
  • 5. Sumerian words and sumerograms
  • 6. Cuneiform texts.