[agade] BOOKS: The Amorites...Mesopotamia in the Early Second Millennium BCE [24 May 2023]

From <https://brill.com/display/title/56123>:linebreak==============================linebreaklinebreakThe AmoriteslinebreakA Political History of Mesopotamia in the Early Second Millennium BCElinebreakCulture and History of the Ancient Near East, Volume: 133linebreakNathan Wasserman and Yigal BlochlinebreakCopyright Year: 2023linebreakHardbacklinebreakISBN: 978-90-04-54658-5linebreakPublication date: 27 Jul 2023linebreak$313.00linebreaklinebreakThis study of the political history of Mesopotamia – today’s Iraq and Syria – in the Old Babylonian period (ca. 2000-1600 BCE) is the first comprehensive historical synthesis of this kind published in English after many decades. Based on numerous written sources in Sumerian and Akkadian – royal inscriptions, letters, law collections, economic records, etc. – and on up-to-date research, it presents the region’s political history in a meticulous geographic and chronological manner. This allows the interested academic and non-academic reader an in-depth view into the scene of ancient Mesopotamia ruled by competing dynasties of West Semitic (Amorite) origin, with a complex web of political and tribal connections between them.linebreaklinebreakTable of contentslinebreakPrefacelinebreakList of Illustrations and MapslinebreakAbbreviationslinebreakIntroductionlinebreaklinebreakPart 1: The Historical Arenalinebreak1 The Geographical Settinglinebreaklinebreak2 Nomads and Sedentary Peopleslinebreak 1 Urban Dwellers and the People of the Steppelinebreak 2 Forefathers and Nomadic Groups: The Ḫana, the Simʾalites, and the Yaminiteslinebreak 3 The Amorite Origins of Samsī-Addu’s Dynasty and the Assyrian King Listlinebreak 4 The Amorite Descent of Ḫammurāpi’s Dynastylinebreak 5 Amorite Populations in Southern Mesopotamialinebreak 6 Amorite Tribes as an Example of Enclosed Nomadismlinebreak 7 The Amorite Tribal System as Reflected in the Mari Documentslinebreak 8 Major Institutions and Customs among the Amorite Tribeslinebreaklinebreak3 Ethnic Identities in Mesopotamia in the Early Second Millennium BCElinebreak 1 Nation, Ethnic Group, and Ethnic Categorylinebreak 2 The Amorites as Foreigners in Mesopotamian Cities and Their Self-Perceived Identitylinebreak 3 Change of Tribal Affiliation as a Political Decisionlinebreak 4 Covenant Terminology and Its Meaning for Tribal Linkslinebreak 5 Language as a Vehicle of Ethnic Distinctionlinebreak 6 The Multiple Faces of Ethnic Identitylinebreaklinebreak4 The Age of the Amorite Dynasties and the Periodization of Mesopotamian History: Some Basic Observationslinebreak 1 Periodization of Mesopotamian History according to the Astronomical Treatiselinebreaklinebreak5 The Chronological Framework of the Amorite Dynastieslinebreak 1 Relative and Absolute Chronology, Synchronisms, and Astronomical Anchorslinebreak 2 The Assyrian King List as a Chronological Sourcelinebreak 3 The Kaneš Eponym List and the Relative Chronology of Assyrialinebreak 4 Year Names in Southern Mesopotamia and the Kings of the First Dynasty of Babylonlinebreak 5 Mari: A Kingdom with Two Systems of Year-Reckoninglinebreak 6 The Sumerian King Listlinebreak 7 From Relative to Absolute Chronology: The Venus Tablets of Ammī-ṣadūqa and the Solar Eclipse in the Mari Eponym Chroniclelinebreak 8 Dendrochronology: Tree-Rings as a Chronological ToollinebreaklinebreakPart 2: Cities, Dynasties, and Kings: Political Historylinebreak6 The Kingdom of Isinlinebreak 1 Chronology of the Kings of Isinlinebreak 2 The Isin Dynasty from Išbi-Erra to Lipit-Ištarlinebreak 3 A New Royal Line in Isin: Ur-Ninurta and His Descendantslinebreak 4 Isin’s Struggle against Its Neighbors: Erra-imittī, Enlil-bāni, and Their Successorslinebreak 5 The End of Isinlinebreak 6 Another Successor to the Empire of Ur: The Kingdom of Simurrumlinebreaklinebreak7 The Kingdom of Larsalinebreak 1 The Isin-Larsa Period and the Chronology of the Kings of Larsalinebreak 2 The Early Kingslinebreak 3 The Dynasty of Nūr-Adadlinebreak 4 The Dynasty of Kudur-Mabuklinebreak 5 The Babylonian Conquest of Larsalinebreak 6 Larsa’s Revolt against Babylonlinebreaklinebreak8 The Kingdom of Uruklinebreak 1 The Early Kings of Uruklinebreak 2 The Sîn-kāšid Dynastylinebreak 3 Uruk at the Time of the South Mesopotamian Revolt against Babylonlinebreaklinebreak9 The Kingdom of Ešnunnalinebreak 1 Between Ur, Isin, Elam, and the Amorites: The Beginnings of Ešnunnalinebreak 2 Ešnunna on the Rise: The Dynasty of Ibāl-pī-El Ilinebreak 3 Ešnunna at Its Apex: The Reigns of Dāduša and Ibāl-pī-El IIlinebreak 4 The Babylonian Conquest of Ešnunnalinebreak 5 Ešnunna’s Final Attempts to Regain Independencelinebreaklinebreak10 The Kingdom of Malgiumlinebreak 1 The Early Kings of Malgiumlinebreak 2 A Period of Political Upheavalslinebreak 3 The End of Malgiumlinebreaklinebreak11 The Kingdom of Aššurlinebreak 1 Aššur as a City-Statelinebreak 2 The Rulers of Aššur at Its Apex as a Center of Commercelinebreak 3 The Assyrian Trade with Anatolialinebreak 4 The Crisis of the Assyrian Trade and Its Recoverylinebreak 5 The Conquest of Aššur by Samsī-Addulinebreaklinebreak12 The Kingdom of Samsī-Addulinebreak 1 Samsī-Addu’s Family Originslinebreak 2 The Early Years of Samsī-Addu: The Escape to Babylon and the Conquest of Ekallātum, Aššur, and Marilinebreak 3 The Kingdom of Upper Mesopotamialinebreak 4 The Reign of Išme-Dagān Ilinebreaklinebreak13 The Kingdom of Marilinebreak 1 The Beginnings of Marilinebreak 2 The Early Rulers of the Amorite Dynasty in Marilinebreak 3 The Reign of Zimrī-Līmlinebreak 4 The Babylonian Conquest of Marilinebreak 5 Mari’s Successor: The Kingdom of Ḫanalinebreaklinebreak14 The Kingdom of Yamḫadlinebreak 1 The Beginnings of the Amorite Dynasty of Yamḫadlinebreak 2 Yamḫad as an Ally of Mari: The Reigns of Yarīm-Līm I and Ḫammurāpi Ilinebreak 3 Yamḫad from the Death of Ḫammurāpi I to the Hittite Conquestlinebreaklinebreak15 The Kingdom of Qaṭnalinebreak 1 Archaeological Discoveries at Qaṭnalinebreak 2 The Dynasty of Išḫī-Addulinebreak 3 Qaṭna on the Eve of the Hittite Conquest of Northern Syrialinebreaklinebreak16 The Kingdom of Babylonlinebreak 1 Chronology of the Kings of Babylonlinebreak 2 The Beginnings of the Kingdomlinebreak 3 Babylon at Its Peak: The Reign of Ḫammurāpilinebreak 4 Babylon at the Time of Samsu-ilūnalinebreak 5 The Late Kings of the Amorite Dynasty of BabylonlinebreaklinebreakConcluding Remarks: Instead of an EpiloguelinebreakBibliographylinebreakIndexlinebreaklinebreak~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~linebreakNathan Wasserman, PhD (1993), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is a Professor of Assyriology at the same university. He specializes in the Old Babylonian period, especially in literary and magical texts, and is the author of numerous articles and several books on these subjects. [...]linebreaklinebreakYigal Bloch, PhD (2013), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is a curator at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem. He has published several dozen articles in the fields of Assyriology and biblical studies. He is the author of Alphabet Scribes in the Land of Cuneiform: Sēpiru Professionals in Mesopotamia in the Neo-Babylonian and Achaemenid Periods (Gorgias Press, 2018).linebreaklinebreak