Archive for October, 2015

Notes on the Nature and Administration of Law in the Isin-Larsa Period

Sunday, October 18th, 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 Cult of the Isin-Larsa Period

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Ur-Nammu appointed his son to be high priest of Inanna at Uruk, and his daughter to be high priestess of Nanna at Ur.[1] This custom was begun by the Akkadians and was doubtless intended to facilitate the control of the resources of the temple estates by the secular power, as ...