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Groß, Melanie: Innovation and Tradition in the Sphere of Neo-Assyrian Officialdom. Version 01

To be published in: Proceedings of the 57th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, Rome, 2011. 
Abstract: This article examines some aspects of innovation within Neo-Assyrian officialdom, taking as a case study the composition of the household of the crown prince. Analysis of the range of functionaries subordinate to the crown prince shows that the establishment of this key royal figure increased in size and complexity over time (taking into account the uneven distribution of the sources). This article takes a detailed look at the crown prince's household, focusing on changes to its composition and considering possible explanations for these changes.

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