Early Mesopotamian Law

Author: Russ VerSteeg
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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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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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 Beginnings Of Islamic Law

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Indeed, there is evidence of women initiating divorces,137 which may have taken
place by the act of the wife leaving the home.138 Common Near Eastern customs
are apparent in some surviving ancient Mesopotamian legal texts; as in the case
of Jewish divorce practices in antiquity, there is a scholarly debate on the issue of
a woman's ability to divorce in ancient Mesopotamian law.139 The nature of the
surviving historical evidence (primarily legal texts and some court records) ...

The Evolution Of The Law And Politics Of Water

Author: Joseph W. Dellapenna
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402098677
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Ellickson, R. C., & Thorland, C. D. (1995). Ancient land law: Mesopotamia, Egypt,
Israel. Chicago-Kent Law Review, 71, 321–411. Genesis 12:1, 12:5. Genesis 29:
1–11. Hirsch, A. M. (1959). 'Water legislation in the Middle East. American
Journal of Comparative Law, 8, 168–186. Hoffner, Jr H. A. (1997). The laws of the
Hittites: A critical edition. Leiden: Brill. King, L. W. (Trans.) (1910). The code of
Hammurabi, available at http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/ avalon/medieval/
hamframe.htm ...

Early Antiquity

Author: I. M. Diakonoff
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226144658
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The previously mentioned texts can be regarded as consecutive stages within a
single tradition of Mesopotamian law. This does not imply that there did not exist
local differences (though these were not essential). One can observe how
methods for systematizing legal norms gradually evolved. The ancient
Mesopotamian law books certainly were not codes of law in the modern sense.
What we encounter here is the pretheoretical stage of legal development. At this
stage, some of the ...

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 ...