Table of contents for Luxury and legitimation : royal collecting in ancient Mesopotamia / by Allison Karmel Thomason.

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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.
Civilization, Assyro-Babylonian.
Material culture -- Iraq.
Social archaeology -- Iraq.
Iraq -- Antiquities.
Iraq -- Kings and rulers.