Urnamma of Ur in Sumerian Literary Tradition

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Saint-Paul, 1999 - History - 383 pages
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This book presents new standard editions of all the hitherto known hymns of Urnamma, the founder of the Third Dynasty of Ur (fl. 2100 B.C.), and adds new perspectives to the composition and development of the genre of Sumerian royal hymns in general. The first chapter is introductory in nature. The second chapter presents a general survey of Urnamma's hymnic corpus. The third chapter deals with correlations of Urnamma's hymns with other textual sources pertaining to him. A fourth chapter is devoted to aspects of continuity and change in royal hymnography by analysing the Urnamma hymns in relation to other royal hymns and related genres. Chapter 5 presents editions of Urnamma hymns,
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
A GENERAL SURVEY OF THE URNAMMA HYMNS
12
ON THE HISTORICAL CORRELATIONS OF THE URNAMMA
28
Is Urnamma C a Chronological Summary of His Reign?
37
EDITIONS OF URNAMMA AH
92
A LEXICAL INDEX OF URNAMMA COMPOSITIONS
300
INDEX OF PROPER NAMES
362
GENERAL INDEX
368
SELECTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
374
APPENDIX Ni 4375 ISET 1 196971 p 177 no 119
382
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