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Sons and Descendants
     

Sons and Descendants

by John P. Nielsen
 

Sons and Descendants represents the first comprehensive study of Babylonian family names. Drawing primarily on evidence from legal documents from the early Neo-Babylonian period (747-626 B.C.), the book examines the presence of large, named kin groups at the major Babylonia cities, considering their origins and the important roles their members played as local

Overview

Sons and Descendants represents the first comprehensive study of Babylonian family names. Drawing primarily on evidence from legal documents from the early Neo-Babylonian period (747-626 B.C.), the book examines the presence of large, named kin groups at the major Babylonia cities, considering their origins and the important roles their members played as local elites in city governance and temple administration. The period of Neo-Assyrian ascendance over Babylonia marks the first for which there is adequate textual material to allow for a study of these groups, but their continued presence and prominence in Babylonia under the native Neo-Babylonian dynasty and the Persian Empire means that this work is an important contribution to Assyriological understanding of Neo-Babylonian society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004189638
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/10/2010
Series:
Culture and History of the Ancient Near East , #43
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

John P. Nielsen, Ph.D. (2008) in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, is Assistant Professor of History at Loyola University of New Orleans.

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