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Bibil Identifier bibil:249432
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Silver, Money and Credit
Title (English, ) A Tribute to Robartus J. van der Spek on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday on 18th September 2014
Title (English, Abbreviation) Silver, Money and Credit
Editor Kleber, Kristin
Editor Pirngruber, Reinhard
Series The Netherlands Institute for the Near East (Volume: cxxviii)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USB 5664
Department Magasin 3
Publishing house Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten
Place Leiden
ISBN 978-90-6258-339-3
Edition number 1
Language Multilingual
Pages xxix Pages
348 Pages
height in cm 26
Genre Original
Abstract “Silver, Money and Credit” gathers a collection of contributions by leading specialists on the role of silver in Ancient Mesopotamia. The volume is a tribute to Robartus J. van der Spek, professor emeritus at the VU University Amsterdam.
The thematic core area is the documentation concerning silver in cuneiform sources from first millennium BC Babylonia, and how this vast body of primary sources can be employed in order to shed light on aspects of the economy. It thus coincides with the honouree’s main area of research. The volume is rounded off by comparative material mainly from other periods in Mesopotamian history, rendering justice to his broad range of interest. The scope of the volume thus extends from the first written records on the use of silver in Uruk to the Neo-Babylonian Empire’s apogee in the sixth century BC and further to insights to be gained from comparisons with early modern economies.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Economy
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Literature : Correspondence - Archives : Economic Texts
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Money
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