Sumerian Economic Texts from the Third Ur Dynasty


Tom B. Jones and John W. Snyder

This is a study and catalogue of some 350 hitherto unpublished Sumerian cuneiform documents, nearly all economic in nature.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.

Tom B. Jones was Regents’ Professor of History at the University of Minnesota.

John W. Snyder was a professor of history at Indiana University.

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