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The Resource The sacrificial economy : assessors, contractors, and thieves in the management of sacrificial sheep at the Eanna Temple of Uruk (ca. 625-520 B.C.), by Michael Kozuh

The sacrificial economy : assessors, contractors, and thieves in the management of sacrificial sheep at the Eanna Temple of Uruk (ca. 625-520 B.C.), by Michael Kozuh

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The sacrificial economy : assessors, contractors, and thieves in the management of sacrificial sheep at the Eanna Temple of Uruk (ca. 625-520 B.C.)
Title
The sacrificial economy
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assessors, contractors, and thieves in the management of sacrificial sheep at the Eanna Temple of Uruk (ca. 625-520 B.C.)
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by Michael Kozuh
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the mid-first millennium B.C., the Eanna temple at Uruk sacrificed a minimum of nine lambs every day in its basic routine of offerings to its gods; in addition to these, special occasions and festivals demanded the sacrifice of as many as 90 lambs in a single day. All told, the Eanna sacrificed about 4,300 lambs per year. There were more than 120 herdsmen connected to the Eanna at any given time, and the temple expected there to be tens of thousands of sheep and goats under their responsibility. These herdsmen delivered male lambs to the Eanna for sacrifice, and the temple had an internal infrastructure for the care, maintenance, and ritual expenditure of these lambs; they also delivered wool, which the Eanna sold mostly in bulk quantities. This book aims to analyze the economic organization of this entire system of sheep and goat maintenance and utilization, to explore the economic and social relationships between the Eanna and its herdsmen, and to integrate the study of the Eanna's animal economy into the developing picture of the Neo-Babylonian temple economy as a whole"--Provided by publisher
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Kozuh, Michael
Dewey number
935/.5
Index
index present
LC call number
DS70.5.E65
LC item number
K69 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Explorations in ancient Near Eastern civilizations
Series volume
2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Erech (Extinct city)
  • Erech (Extinct city)
  • Erech (Extinct city)
  • Temples
  • Animal sacrifice
  • Animal culture
  • Sheep
  • Goats
  • Herders
  • HISTORY
  • Animal culture
  • Buildings
  • Economic history
  • Goats
  • Herders
  • Sheep
  • Temples
  • Iraq
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The sacrificial economy : assessors, contractors, and thieves in the management of sacrificial sheep at the Eanna Temple of Uruk (ca. 625-520 B.C.), by Michael Kozuh
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Sources, methodology, prior literature, and terminology -- The herdsmen and their formal relationship with the Eanna -- Balances -- Balances, incentives, and restrictions -- Managing the herdsmen -- Entrepreneurial debt and systemic stress -- The internal livestock management of the Eanna of Uruk -- The system at work
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891720561
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781575068923
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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unknown sound
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remote
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(OCoLC)891720561
Label
The sacrificial economy : assessors, contractors, and thieves in the management of sacrificial sheep at the Eanna Temple of Uruk (ca. 625-520 B.C.), by Michael Kozuh
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Sources, methodology, prior literature, and terminology -- The herdsmen and their formal relationship with the Eanna -- Balances -- Balances, incentives, and restrictions -- Managing the herdsmen -- Entrepreneurial debt and systemic stress -- The internal livestock management of the Eanna of Uruk -- The system at work
Control code
891720561
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781575068923
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)891720561

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