Archive for February, 2015

Notes on the Justice System of the Ur III State

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

In this period there seems to have been increasing disillusionment with operation of a system in which the institutions of the temple were held to be mainly responsible for ensuring economic security for the citizens. The cause of this is likely to have been the increasing influence of individual interests, ...

Notes on the Administration of the Ur III State

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

The structure of the administration of Ur III and some of its administrative initiatives also played a role in avoiding internal rebellions. Many of these features of Ur III were foreshadowed in the structure and administration of the Akkadian empire, but appear to have been much more thorough and perhaps ...