The present volume, like the two previous parts of this correspondence, makes available a great number of previously unknown primary sources from the reign of Sargon II. The significance of this new material is increased by the fact that many of the texts can - as will be shown below - be connected with military campaigns and other developments of Sargon's later years known from other sources.

It seems appropriate to deal with the corresponding events in chronological order, first with the war in Babylonia, then with special features of the Zagros region and at last with the Elamite frontier. A summary of the information relevant for establishing the chronological framework of the correspondence will be given at the end of this part of the introduction as an overview.

Andreas Fuchs

Andreas Fuchs, 'Introduction', The Correspondence of Sargon II, Part III: Letters from Babylonia and the Eastern Provinces, SAA 15. Original publication: Helsinki, Helsinki University Press, 2001; online contents: SAAo/SAA15 Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2021 []

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