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Kin Groups In Southern Babylonia: Uruk And Ur

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In 747, Uruk and Ur were in the process of revival. Both cities were local powers during Mesopotamias early history, and at various times the reach of each city expanded beyond the confines of the city-state. Babylonia had been very unstable in the previous centuries, and for much of the eighth and seventh centuries the citizens of Uruk and Ur had to contend with various local tribes, a frequently weak monarchy in Babylon, and growing Assyrian dominance. A prosopographical analysis of legal and administrative texts from and relating to Uruk reveals as many as twenty-six kin groups present at Uruk between 747 and 626, though there may have been more. The identification of kin groups is most often reliant on the use of family names in genealogies.

Keywords: kin groups; southern Babylonia; Ur; Uruk

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