Thirty-Seven. The Ur III, Old Babylonian, and Kassite Empires

  1. D. T. Potts
  1. Marlies Heinz

Published Online: 26 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch37

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

How to Cite

Heinz, M. (2012) The Ur III, Old Babylonian, and Kassite Empires, in A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ed D. T. Potts), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch37

Editor Information

  1. University of Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. Albert Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189880

Online ISBN: 9781444360790

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Keywords:

  • the Ur III, Old Babylonian, and Kassite Empires;
  • Babylonia, imperial, a unifying continuity;
  • “Ur III,” intra-urban political development;
  • standardization, visual image of the new order;
  • authority of Ur-Nammu, image as a builder;
  • architecture, pictorial, codification of laws, of the new order;
  • Ur III Dynasty collapse, and the Amorites;
  • land grants, tools of Kassite political patronage;
  • empires, and sensitivity to cultural habits, traditions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Empire: Characteristics and Implications

  • Ur III: How the Empire Came Into Being, Developed, Functioned, and Collapsed

  • The Role of the Amorites

  • The Old Babylonian Empire

  • The Kassites: How the Empire Came Into Being, Developed, Functioned, and Collapsed

  • Conclusion: 900 Years of Empire and Struggle for Supra - Regional Supremacy

  • Guide to Further Reading