Early Mesopotamian Law

Author: Russ VerSteeg
ISBN: 9780890899779
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"The book will be of interest to Near Eastern scholars and academics who wish to have a single volume covering the basics.

State Formation And Political Legitimacy

Author: Ronald Cohen
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412835060
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in. Early. Mesopotamian. Law. Norman. Yoffee. Edward Shils originally
formulated the terms center and periphery to describe how, in complex societies,
"a tangled skein of an infinity of ties" comes to "constitute a [societal] whole" (Shils
, 1975:xii). This center/ periphery terminology has been widely used in a host of
disciplines that concern themselves with the configuration of social structures,
from sociology (Eisenstadt, 1979), to ancient history (Larsen, 1979) and
archaeology (Adams, ...

Writing Law And Kingship In Old Babylonian Mesopotamia

Author: Dominique Charpin
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226101592
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See in particular M. Roth, “Mesopotamian Legal Traditions and the Laws of
Hammurabi,” Chicago Kent Law Review 71/1 (1995), 13–39 ... Law Collection of
King Hammurabi: Toward an Understanding of Codification and Text” (9–31), R.
Westbrook, “Codification and Canonization” (33–47), S. Lafont, “Codification et
subsidiarité dans les droits du Proche-Orient ancien” (49–64), and R. Yaron, “The
Nature of the Early Mesopotamian Collections of Laws: Another Approach” (65–
76). 3.

Exploring Tort Law

Author: M. Stuart Madden
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521851367
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Mesopotamian ancients were, many claim, the first to write their laws in an
organized and lasting manner.20 As discovered by later archaeologists, these
laws were collected in the Laws of Hammurabi, the Laws of Ur-Nammu, and the
Laws of Lipit-Ishtar.21 The epoch contemplated by these principal bodies of law
is approximately 4600 B.C. to 1600 B.C., or three millennia. Although these legal
codes were promulgated, published, and republished under the aegises of
different rulers ...

Women Crime And Punishment In Ancient Law And Society

Author: Elisabeth Meier Tetlow
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826416285
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Text B contains laws 7-37. Text C, which was found in 1 98 1 , contains the
prologue and laws 1-10. Roth, Law Collections from Mesopotamia and Asia
Minor, 14. Because Text C was discovered after the publication of Ancient Near
Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testament, ed. Pritchard, the text and
numbering of the Roth edition are used here. The extant texts on clay tablets are
fragmentary because clay was easily broken. VerSteeg, Early Mesopotamian
Law, xxi: fragments of a ...

The Right To Be Punished

Author: Gabriel Hallevy
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 364232388X
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At first, individual were restricted to taking only certain measures in revenge.
Later, the right to take revenge was assigned or transferred to the sovereign, and
the government was bound by clear and specific criteria in carrying out the
revenge, criteria that are the key for the integration of punishment in criminal law.
As a purpose of punishment in criminal law, retribution has been known since the
dawn of human history. In early Mesopotamian law it functioned as the broad and
principal ...

The Relationship Between Roman And Local Law In The Babatha And Salome Komaise Archives

Author: Carolien Oudshoorn
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9047421361
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Mesopotamia Under this heading I will treat early Mesopotamian law (anterior to
Hammurabi's Code), Old Babylonian law (Code of Hammurabi), with a few
remarks on Neo-Babylonian law, and Assyrian law, covering Old, Middle and
Neo-Assyrian law. I will also include a short excursus on Athenian law since it is
mentioned in several commentaries on Old Babylonian law of succession,
comparing Athenian and Biblical Jewish law. Mesopotamian law anterior to
Hammurabi's Code ...

The Law S Beginnings

Author: Ferdinand Joseph Maria Feldbrugge
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789004137059
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1 INTRODUCTION Since Mesopotamia, the cradle of the civilizations of
Sumerians and Babylonians, has yielded the oldest legal sources known today,
one might expect them to figure prominently in the study of 'early law'. But what is
'old' or even 'oldest' in chronological terms is not necessarily 'early' in the sense
of reflecting the very beginnings, the first stages of law, as described in the
programme of this symposium. The chronological notion implied by the use of '
early' is less an ...