The basic manuscript of this volume was prepared by J. N. Postgate and F. M. Fales. The specific contributions of the individual editors are set forth in the Preface and the Introduction. We wish to express our appreciation to the editors for continuing the task of preparing an edition of this important corpus. We also thank J. A. Brinkman for reading proofs of the volume and R. Borger for consultation on museum numbers and publication information of the texts.

Our thanks are due to the Trustees of the British Museum and to the Mu see du Louvre for permission to publish texts and illustrative material in their keeping and to the British Museum photographic department for its prompt and professional service.

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

Helsinki, March 1995 Robert M. Whiting

F.M. Fales & J.N. Postgate

F.M. Fales & J.N. Postgate, 'Foreword', Imperial Administrative Records, Part II: Provincial and Military Administration, SAA 11. Original publication: Helsinki, Helsinki University Press, 1995; online contents: SAAo/SAA11 Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2021 []

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