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Table of Contents Acknowledgements List of Figures List of Abbreviations Preface Chapter 1: Theoretical Underpinnings and Definition of Collecting Chapter 2: Introduction to Mesopotamian Society 2a: Geography 2b: Brief History and Periodization 2c: Writing, Language and Sources 2d: Religion 2e: Kingship and Social Structure Chapter 3: Mesopotamian Collecting in the Third Millennium B.C.E. 3a: Royal Cemetery at Ur 3b: Orientalism in Early Mesopotamia: Three Exotic Entrepôts 3c: Gudea of Lagash Chapter 4: Mesopotamian Collecting in the Second Millennium B.C.E. 4a: Eight Days in the Palace at Mari 4b: Old Babylonian Nippur 4c: Babylomania in Elam 4d: The Stelenreihen at Ashur Chapter 5: Mesopotamian Collecting in the First Millennium B.C.E. 5a: Neo-Assyrian Collecting Ivory Collections Bronze and Stone Collections Heirlooms and Antiquities Botanical Gardens Zoological Gardens and Game Parks Libraries 5b: Neo-Babylonian Collecting Chapter 6: Conclusion Chronological Table Bibliography Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Collectors and collecting -- Iraq -- History.
Material culture -- Iraq.
Social archaeology -- Iraq.
Iraq -- Antiquities.
Iraq -- Kings and rulers.