Neo-Babylonian Court Procedure (Hardback)
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Short Description for Neo-Babylonian Court Procedure This book presents a text-typology of Neo-Babylonian litigation records in order to describe the adjudicatory process.
- Published: 24 April 2009
- Format: Hardback 338 pages
- ISBN 13: 9789004174962 ISBN 10: 9004174966
Full description for Neo-Babylonian Court Procedure
Even though scholars have known of Neo-Babylonian legal texts almost since Assyriology's very beginnings, no comprehensive study of court procedure has been undertaken. This lack is particularly glaring in light of studies of court procedure in earlier periods of Mesopotamian history. With these studies as a model, this book begins by presenting a comprehensive classification of the text-types that made up the 'tablet trail' of records of the adjudication of legal disputes in the Neo-Babylonian. In presenting this text-typology, it considers the texts' legal function within the adjudicatory process. Based on this, the book describes the adjudicatory process as it is attested in private records as well as in records from the Eanna at Uruk.