Cuneiform Documents from Hellenistic Uruk L. Timothy Doty, Ronald Wallenfels

Series:
Yale Oriental Series, Babylonian Texts
Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
11 Dec 2012
ISBN:
9780300185270
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
326 pages: 287 x 213 x 27mm
Illustrations:
194 b-w illus.
Sales territories:
World

This volume completes publication of the cuneiform documents of the Hellenistic period in the Yale Babylonian Collection, begun by A. T. Clay in 1913. This long-awaited edition contains reproductions of 103 texts from the city of Uruk, dating to the period from Alexander the Great to the Parthian conquest of Seleucid Babylonia. The texts include both private business transactions (sales, deeds of gift, divisions of property, quitclaims, a work contract, a lease contract, and a receipt) and documents from the administrations of the greatest Uruk temples, the Res and Irigal.

L. Timothy Doty is a former researcher and student of Middle Eastern history. Ronald Wallenfels is an instructor at Monmouth University.