skip to primary navigationskip to content
 

'Bronze Age Bureaucracy' wins 2014 Frank Moore Cross Award

last modified Dec 01, 2014 04:08 PM
Nicholas Postgate's book 'Bronze Age Bureaucracy: writing and the practice of government in Assyria' has been awarded the 2014 Frank Moore Cross Award.

 

Nicholas Postgate has been awarded the 2014 Frank Moore Cross Award by the American Schools of Oriental Research, in recognition of the original research in his most recent book, 'Bronze Age Bureaucracy'(Cambridge University Press). 

Postgate, who is a Senior Fellow at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, said: "The book is a contribution to the history of government.  Using five archives from the capital city of Assur and five from the provinces, it shows how the Assyrian state used written instruments in its control of domestic affairs in the Late Bronze Age, and makes comparisons with neighbouring states including Nuzi, Alalah, Ugarit and Mycenaean world."

 

 

Posted: 01/12/2014

 

Showcasing research highlights and outreach for the academic year 2015-2016

Read more

Upcoming events

Thinking About Things (TAT) Reading Group

May 01, 2017

Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site

Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit

May 02, 2017

Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane

African Archaeology Group

May 02, 2017

South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site

Ancient Near East Seminar Series

May 02, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

BioAnth Seminar Series

May 03, 2017

BioAnth Lecture Theatre, Room 41, Division of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street, CB2 3QG

Cambridge Archaeology Field Group

May 03, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Aegean Archaeology Group

May 04, 2017

West Building Seminar Room, Division Room, Downing Street

Heritage Research Group

May 04, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series

May 05, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Upcoming events

An Oral History of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research