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Dr. Tonia Sharlach


Ph.D., Harvard University
107 SSH

Spring 2020 Office Hours

Tuesday and Thursday 10:20 AM-12 PM and by appointment


Ancient history, Sumerian and Babylonian civilization and religion, women in Ancient Near Eastern religion



Author of two books and numerous articles and reviews, Dr. Sharlach's work has covered a range of topics based on cuneiform tablets in the Sumerian language dating from about 2050 B.C. from southern Iraq. Starting with work on taxation (Provincial Taxation and the Ur III State, published by Brill in 2004) and touching on matters such as calendars and diplomacy, Dr. Sharlach's more recent publications have focused on the roles of women in the religion at the royal court. An Ox of One's Own: Royal Wives and Religion at the Court of the Third Dynasty of Ur appeared in summer 2017. Her next project is tentatively entitled Death and Taxes in Early Mesopotamia


Courses Taught
1613 - History of Western Civilization 
1713 - History of Eastern Civilization 
3013 - Ancient Egypt and Israel
3023 - Ancient Greece
3033 - Ancient Rome
3043 - Ancient Mesopotamia: Iraq, Iran & Syria from 4000-333 B.C.
5140 - Reading Seminar in European and World History
5240 - Research Seminar in European and World History
6130 - Graduate Studies in History

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