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'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

 

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