nelc101 oct1 - Oct 1 Alleviate misery of ppl hardship...

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Oct 1 Alleviate misery of ppl, hardship Bureaucracy From third dynasty of Ur Making dates uniform: ordering Year names—event: v. important : major change (Old Akkadian kings) o to date things (as seen on economic tablet) Isin-Larsin period: country split unto into smaller kingdoms Isin and Larsin main cities, c. 1880 Towards end only Babylon, c. 1800, changes in map Shows importance of effective ruler, so much depends on ruler, series of bad rulers thing will fall apart, good bureaucracy will help, no ingrained sense of unified land New ppl come in, bad rulers Amorites: Semites who come in, infiltrators who came in, took over govt, became rulers Ibbi-Sin Guti: last ruler of 3 rd dynasty of Ur—got v. bad press for things falling apart; if something bad had happened, omen of Ibbi-Sin 3 rd dyn of Ur last gasp of Sumerian dominance Ur falls apart 2000 years, split apart until unification under Hammurabi v brief 50 years
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