New translations of fifty transliterated texts for research and classroom use
This collection of sixth-century B.C.E. Mesopotamian texts provides a close-up, often dramatic, view of ancient courtroom encounters shedding light on Neo-Babylonian legal culture and daily life. In addition to the legal texts, Holtz provides an introduction to Neo-Babylonian social history, archival records, and legal materials. This is an essential resource for scholars interested in the history of law.
Fifty new English translationsTransliterations for use in advanced Akkadian coursesBackground essays perfect for courses dealing with ancient Near Eastern history and lawExplanatory essays preceding each text and its translation
Subjects: History, Religion
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