Interdependency of Institutions and Private Entrepreneurs
Proceedings of the 2nd MOS Symposium, Leiden, December 11-12, 1998
2000 (PIHANS vol. 87)
VIII, 284 pp. softcover
The thirteen papers collected in "Interdependency of Institutions and Private Entrepreneurs" present the initial efforts to investigate the archival documentation dealing with the connections between the Mesopotamian institutions and the private entrepreneurs, in the broadest possible sense of the word. The institutions were the palace, which represented the royal administration, and the temples, whose economies were ultimately controlled by this royal administration. The private entrepreneurs were either individuals outside the institutions, who, for example, leased a certain type of institutional property, or persons inside the institutions, who provided the commodities needed for the cult.
Contributors: P.-A. Beaulieu, A.C.V.M. Bongenaar, D. Charpin, J.G. Dercksen, G. van Driel, B. Haring, R.M. Jas, F. Joannès, W.M. Jongman, H. Neumann, J. Renger, W.H. van Soldt, and C. Wunsch.