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Title: Chroniques de l'Ida-Maraṣ et autres pays des environs
Author(s): GUICHARD, Michaël
Volume: 59 Date: 2017
Two new letters coming from the Upper Country of the Kingdom of Mari and sent to its king, Zimri-Lim, are published and commented. They evoke wars which marked this region, then called Ida-Maraṣ. They give a glimpse of two episodes of the relations between Mari and the cities of the Northern frontier. On the one hand, two local princes are besieging the city of Ašnakkum and write a surprising letter to Zimri-Lim whom they call their brother. On the other hand, a general sent a report on a military campaign which, though victorious, testify to the precariousness of the authority of Mari on its vassals.