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Sumerian Political and Social Organization



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Sumerian Political and Social Organization. Political organization was based on city-states; their leaders - kings and local councils - ruled agricultural hinterlands. The government defined state boundaries, regulated and enforced religious duties, and provided court systems for justice. Kings were responsible for defense and warfare, and, along with priests, ; controlled land worked by slaves. Political stability and the use of writing allowed urban growth, and agricultural, commercial, and technological development



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