‘Transitional Cases’, Allonymy, and the Use of Aramaic in the Early Neo-Assyrian Provincial Administration: The Example of Ilu-bāni/-ibni of Sūḫu


  • Alexander Johannes Edmonds


Allonymy, Aramaic, Early Neo-Assyrian Provincial Administration, early Neo-Assyrian period


Scarce little is known of the organisation of annexed regions during the early Neo-Assyrian period (934-746 BC), or of the individual backgrounds of their governors. Reconstruction of the Assyrian provincial system and its high functionaries during this period is dependent upon the oft-fragmentary entries of the eponym lists (Millard 1994), the scant information provided by Neo-Assyrian royal inscriptions, a small surviving corpus of administrative documents, and other chance textual finds, usually inscribed objects from local officials.


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How to Cite

Edmonds, A. J. (2023). ‘Transitional Cases’, Allonymy, and the Use of Aramaic in the Early Neo-Assyrian Provincial Administration: The Example of Ilu-bāni/-ibni of Sūḫu. Ash-Sharq: Bulletin of the Ancient Near East – Archaeological, Historical and Societal Studies, 7(2), 151–168. Retrieved from https://archaeopresspublishing.com/ojs/index.php/ash-sharq/article/view/2363




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