The basic manuscript of this volume was prepared by Theodore Kwasman and Simo Parpola and is the result of both scholars' longstanding interest in this corpus. The specific contributions of the individual authors are set forth in more detail in the Preface.

Our thanks are due to the Trustees of the British Museum and to the Musée du Louvre for permission to publish illustrative material in their keeping and to I.L. Finkel of the Department of Western Asiatic Antiquities of the British Museum for last-minute collations.

We thank the Olivetti (Finland) Corporation for continuing technical support and the Finnish Ministry of Education for generous subsidies to help offset the costs of publication, and we express our gratitude to the Academy of Finland for renewing its financial support for the continuation of the Project.

Helsinki, June 1991

Robert M. Whiting

Robert M. Whiting

Robert M. Whiting, 'Foreword', Legal Transactions of the Royal Court of Nineveh, Part I: Tiglath-Pileser III through Esarhaddon, SAA 6. Original publication: Helsinki, Helsinki University Press, 1991; online contents: SAAo/SAA06 Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2020 []

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