Social Configurations In Early Dynastic Babylonia (C. 2500–2334 BC)

Authored by: Petr Charvát

The Babylonian World

Print publication date:  August  2007
Online publication date:  June  2009

Print ISBN: 9780415353465
eBook ISBN: 9780203946237
Adobe ISBN: 9781134261284

10.4324/9780203946237.ch17

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Abstract

The third segment of the Early Dynastic period (c.2500–2334 BC, henceforth ED III) in south-eastern Mesopotamia represents an age when city-state centres competed with each other for power, for glory and the favour of the gods. Numerous cuneiform tablets and archaeological artefacts allow us to sketch a broad outline of the Sumerian society of that age, as it lived its sacred and profane days, months and years.

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