Law Collections From Mesopotamia And Asia Minor / Edition 2

Law Collections From Mesopotamia And Asia Minor / Edition 2

by Martha T. Roth, Piotr (Ed.) Michalowski, Harry A. (Ed.) Hoffner, Piotr Michalowski
     
 

ISBN-10: 0788503782

ISBN-13: 9780788503788

Pub. Date: 01/01/1997

Publisher: Society of Biblical Literature

The law collections presented in this volume are compilations, varying in legal and literary sophistication, recorded by scribes in the schools and the royal centers of ancient Mesopotamia and Asia Minor from the end of the third millennium through the middle of the first millennium B.C.E. Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian, and Hittite texts, with accompanying English…  See more details below

Overview

The law collections presented in this volume are compilations, varying in legal and literary sophistication, recorded by scribes in the schools and the royal centers of ancient Mesopotamia and Asia Minor from the end of the third millennium through the middle of the first millennium B.C.E. Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian, and Hittite texts, with accompanying English translations, are included. Some of the collections, like the famous Laws of Hammurabi, achieved a wide audience; others, like the Laws about Rented Oxen, were scribal exercises limited to a local school center. All, however, reflected contemporary legal practice in the scribes' recordings of contracts, administrative documents, and court cases and also provide historians with evidence of abstractions of legal rules from specific cases.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780788503788
Publisher:
Society of Biblical Literature
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Series:
Writings from the Ancient World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
302
Sales rank:
445,395
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Foreword
Chronological Table
Maps
Explanation of Conventions, Signs, and Abbreviations
Weights and Measures
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Cuneiform Script1
The Scribal Curriculum2
The Formats and Structures of the Law Collections2
The Nature and Function of the Law Collections4
About the Translations7
About the Transliterations and Transcriptions9
Translations11
ASumerian
1Laws of Ur-Namma13
2Laws of Lipit-Ishtar23
3Laws of X36
4Laws about Rented Oxen40
5Sumerian Laws Exercise Tablet42
6Sumerian Laws Handbook of Forms46
BBabylonian
7Laws of Eshnunna57
8Laws of Hammurabi71
9Neo-Babylonian Laws143
CAssyrian
10Middle Assyrian Laws153
11Middle Assyrian Palace Decrees195
DHittite
12Hittite Laws213
Introduction213
Text of the Laws217
Sources for Hittite Laws241
Bibliography for Hittite Laws242
Glossary for Hittite Laws244
Index for Hittite Laws246
Sources249
Bibliography255
Glossary267
Indexes274

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