Neo-Babylonian Court Procedure

By: Holtz, Shalom E.

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xviii, 335 pp. Bibliography, indices. Dark blue hardcover with bright yellow and black is clean, just small hints of wear. Inside is ownership stamp of noted scholar of Nuzi texts, otherwise clean and unmarked. A nice copy. "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 period. 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. "This study of textual typologies and adjudication processes will be of immense value to Assyriologists, biblical scholars and historians of law alike. This is without mentioning the wealth of social and economic insights evident in each case, let alone the valuable identification of Neo-Babylonian formulaic legal expressions." S. Jacobs “Overall, Holtz’s work is replete with important data, insightful in its analysis and judicious in its interpretive decisions. It should serve not only as an important resource but also as a significant statement on the function of law and judicial procedure at an important time in Mesopotamian history."; Cuneiform Monographs; Vol. 38; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 338 pages

Title: Neo-Babylonian Court Procedure

Author Name: Holtz, Shalom E.

Categories: Languages-Assyrian/Babylonian, History: Ancient,

Publisher: Leiden and Boston, Brill: 2009

ISBN Number: 9004174966

ISBN Number 13: 9789004174962

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 8861

Keywords: Cuneiform Assyria Mesopotamia; Babylon;,