ABOUT THIS BOOK
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 translations
- Transliterations for use in advanced Akkadian courses
- Background essays perfect for courses dealing with ancient Near Eastern history and law
- Explanatory essays preceding each text and its translation