Sumerian History

The term Sumerian history as used above is a blanket term which may be misleading,
as in this section we are addressing both the scientific apparatus used by scholars
to reconstruct Sumerian history, and in addition, those semi-historical texts assembled
by ancient scholars themselves, which are deemed now to be of potential use to
the modern reconstruction.

Our object here is, through our own reading, to provide a primer or reference
tool for those concerned with these subjects. As with many initiatives at enenuru,
this section is an electronic notebook of sorts concerned with recording only
the central and inspiring ideas academia has so far achieved. Because of the depth
and difficulty of findings on such topics as Mesopotamian chronology
(something that has been argued about and mulled over for many decades now) this
area will continue to develop and grow over the next months.


A) Mesopotamian Chronologies/ Dating Objects

(Here we give consideration to four seperate arguements regarding Mesopotamian Chronology:
High, middle, low and ultra-low. Scholars disagree as to which should be followed;
in addition objects which are datable and help establish one or another chronology are discussed.)

B) Sumerian and Mesopotamian Kinglists (under construction)

(While the King lists themselves are available elsewhere, in this
section secondary literature pertaining to the historic value of the information
preserved in the king lists is considered.)

) Notes on Kings (under construction)

(Whatever snippets of information relating to a given Mesopotamian
King will be accumilated here.) In many cases this information
is at the root of the reconstruction of Sumerian history.

) Secondary Literatures/ Theories (under construction)

(Theoretical models and general discussions of Mesopotamian History.)