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Outline for a Diplomatics of Mesopotamian Documents

in Writing, Law, and Kingship in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226101583
eISBN:
9780226101590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101590.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the documents from the Mesopotamian archives. It describes the conditions of their transmissions and evaluates the contribution of diplomatics to Assyriological studies. It ... More


Old Babylonian Law: Gesture, Speech, and Writing

in Writing, Law, and Kingship in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226101583
eISBN:
9780226101590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101590.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the evolution of symbolic gestures, speech and writing in relation to law in Mesopotamia during the Old Babylonian period. The diachronic analysis reveals the increasing place ... More


Introduction: The Historian's Task and Sources

in Writing, Law, and Kingship in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226101583
eISBN:
9780226101590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101590.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This introduction discusses the theme of this volume which is about the writing, codes of laws and kingship in Mesopotamia during the Old Babylonian period. This volume examines the question of ... More


The “Restoration” Edicts of the Babylonian Kings and Their Application

in Writing, Law, and Kingship in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226101583
eISBN:
9780226101590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101590.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter investigates whether the so-called restoration edicts of kings were literary topos or they correspond to real legal measures of justice during the Old Babylonian period. It explains that ... More


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