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Society and administration in ancient Ugarit

Book Specifications
II, 196 pp.
Illustrations: yes

Society and administration in ancient Ugarit

2010  |  PIHANS Volume 114 Papers read at a symposium in Leiden, 13-14 December 2007 ISBN 13: 978-90-6258-325-6  |  ISSN: 1571-5728

W.H. van Soldt

The articles published in this volume are the written versions of the papers presented during a symposium held under the same title in Leiden on the 13th and 14th of December 2007. This was the fourth in a series of symposiums jointly organized by the Department of Languages and Cultures of Mesopotamia and Anatolia (TCMA) and the Netherlands Institute for the Near East (NINO) at Leiden University.
The focus of the symposium was on the aspects of society and administration that we can deduce from the syllabic and alphabetic cuneiform texts found at Ras Shamra since 1929. Although the organization of the society and its administration at Ugarit has received much attention many questions concerning the administrative texts still remain unsolved and new theories have changed our view of that society. The aim of the symposium was to look into a number of these unsolved questions and to discuss theoretical approaches that have recently been proposed.

Table of Contents:
Bordreuil, P. – D. Pardee: Textes alphabétiques inédits du Musée du Louvre (1)
Dietrich, M.: Die Rolle des šm' (rgm) ‘Auftragsempfängers: Kuriers, Boten, Gesandten’ am Königshof und in der Gesellschaft von Ugarit (16)
Dijkstra, M.: So I bought her for sixteen shekels of silver and a homer and a letekh of barley (27)
Gianto, A.: Grief, joy, and anger in Ugaritic literary texts (45)
Gzella, H.: Linguistic variation in the Ugaritic letters and some implications thereof (58)
Hawley, R.: Household metaphors in the epistolary traditions of Ugarit: implications for social theory (71)
Malbran-Labat, F.: Pratiques marchandes dans le commerce ougaritain (84)
Pardee, D.: RS 94.2168 and the right of the firstborn at Ugarit (94)
Roche, C.: Language and script in the Akkadian economic texts from Ras Shamra (107)
Rougemont, Fr. – J.-P. Vita: Les enregistrements de chars à Ougarit et dans le monde mycénien: approche comparative sur l’administration au Bronze Récent (123)
van Soldt, W.H.: Landholders in administrative texts (151)
Watson, W.G.E.: From list to letter: notes on letter-writing techniques in ancient Ugarit (164)
Indexes (179)

This volume is available from Peeters Publishers, Leuven.