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Runaways and Fugitive-Catchers during the Third Dynasty of Ur

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The study of flight provides insight into life at the bottom of society during the Third Dynasty of Ur (c. 2100-2000 bce). Examples of individual rebellion and its consequences display the perspectives of members of non-elite and elite, advancing Adams’s conclusion (2010, §6.1) that the boundaries between slaves and other lower-stratum individuals were fluid and poorly defined. This study also references the earliest known attestation of the concept of reform through detainment.

Affiliations: 1: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York Universityjnr5@nyu.edu

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