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3.2. Ouest de l’Iran
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Benjamin Dromard. “Nippur and its Region under the Neo-Babylonian and Achaemenid Empires: A Fiscal History”

Reinhardt Pirngruber
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Benjamin Dromard. “Nippur and its Region under the Neo-Babylonian and Achaemenid Empires: A Fiscal History” in K. Kleber (ed.). Taxation in the Achaemenid Empire. CleO 26. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2021, p. 177-234.

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1The author analyses land-holding patterns of land distributed to groups of tenants by the state, and the tax structures resulting therefrom in the Nippur region in central Babylonia during the Achaemenid period. The individual source groups employed in this study are generally well explored (the Murašû archive for the later Achaemenid period, and texts from the settlements of the Judean deportees in and around Āl-Yāhūdu, for the 6th and early 5th centuries BCE; however, the a. also included lesser known text groups such as the so-called Carian and the Ekur archives) and the present discussion does not add substantial novel insights. However, this synopsis of economic structures spanning more than two centuries is useful in locating the discussed text corpora in the longer run of economic development under the Achaemenids. It also reminds us that the differences in economic structure visible in extant sources from early and late Achaemenid Babylonia respectively are often less blatant as it may appear on first glance.

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Reinhardt Pirngruber, “Benjamin Dromard. “Nippur and its Region under the Neo-Babylonian and Achaemenid Empires: A Fiscal History””Abstracta Iranica [Online], Volume 44 | 2022, document 21, Online since 30 July 2022, connection on 23 June 2024. URL: http://journals.openedition.org/abstractairanica/54850; DOI: https://doi.org/10.4000/abstractairanica.54850

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