Walter Sallaberger, Professeur d’assyriologie à l’Université Louis-et-Maximilien de Munich, président de l’IAA et professeur invité de l’EHESS par Grégory Chambon donnera quatre conférences :
1・“Girsu, the classic example of a Sumerian city-state”
Vendredi 6 mars 2020 de 9h à 11h, salle AS1_24, 54 bd Raspail 75006 Paris
The documents stem from the communal organization headed by the wife of the ruler of the city-state of Lagash and date to the 24th century BCE. This archive reflects directly the redistributive economy and thereby various forms of social differentiation.
2・“Royal holdings in the state of the Third Dynasty of Ur”
Vendredi 13 mars 2020 de 9h à 11h, salle AS1_24, 54 bd Raspail 75006 Paris
The kings of Ur in the 21st century BCE united the former city-states, and thus a state level of administration evolved. Texts concerning the royal stocks of cattle and precious objects allow an intimate view on the state’s economy from the king’s perspective. The site where these texts come from, Puzriš-Dagan, was investigated recently and so the actual background of the royal organization can now be studied.
3・“A new city on the map, Irisagrig”
Vendredi 20 mars 2020 de 9h à 11h, salle AS1_24, 54 bd Raspail 75006 Paris
With the looting of sites in Iraq since the 1990ies, many ancient cities were largely devasted and the only remains that testify to their ancient life are the cuneiform tablets stemming from them. The city of Irisagrig is one of these sites, and the texts from this city give a most detailed perspective on many aspects of Early Bronze Age culture, including food, oil production or various crafts.
4・“ Umma in the Early Old Babylonian period”
Vendredi 3 avril 2020 de 9h à 11h, salle AS1_24, 54 bd Raspail 75006 Paris
Around 2000 BCE, the political, social, and economical upheavels at the end of the Third Dynasty of Ur meant an end of Early Bronze Age traditions. The administration of large organizations continued in palaces, temples, or large estates, but on a drastically reduced scale compared to the preceding periods. New excavations at Umma by an Iraqi team have discovered administrative texts of the early 19th century within their architectural context, the first group of which will be published in 2019.