Letters to the King of Mari: A New Translation, with Historical Introduction, Notes, and Commentary

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Eisenbrauns, 2003 - Foreign Language Study - 657 pages

In this new Mesopotamian Civilizations volume, Professor Heimpel collects the corpus of the Mari correspondence and provides an introduction, a reconstruction of events during Zimri-Lim's reign, and English translations of these Mari texts (26/1, 26/2, 27, and additional texts). This volume includes indexes of personal names/individuals, group designations/personnel, and places.

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Contents

Chapter 1
3
Chapter 2
37
Chapter 3
167
Chapter 4
173
Chapter 5
284
Chapter 6
411
Chapter 7
472
Indexes
525
Appendixes
631
Back Cover
658
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