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Bibil Identifier bibil:247781
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Old Babylonian Legal and Administrative Texts in the Hilprecht Collection Jena
Title (English, ) Part 1: Texts, Seal Impressions, Studies
Author Goddeeris, Anne
Series Texte Und Materialien der Hilprecht Collection (Volume: 10)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USB 6456/1
Place 22:809.212
Publishing house Harrassowitz Verlag
Place Wiesbaden
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xiii Pages
374 Pages
height in cm 30
Genre Original
Notes with a contribution by Ursula Seidl
Abstract During the Old Babylonian period (ca. 1900-1700 BC), Nippur, the religious capital of Babylonia, was a center of cultural and economic activities. Excavations have yielded, beside numerous literary compositions, a variety of documents concerning urban and temple administration as well as economic activities and property management of the priestly families. The book contains the publication of the legal and administrative documents from Old Babylonian Nippur kept in the Hilprecht Collection, Jena. The edition provides transliterations, translations, commentaries, hand copies, and photographs (on CD-ROM) of all texts. The indexes comprise personal names, toponyms, professions, deities, year-names, and a glossary. A separate chapter by Ursula Seidl discusses the iconography of seal impressions on the tablets. The legal documents are keystones of the family archives excavated by the Babylonian Expedition. The book also includes a discussion of the activities related in these archives and of the families who kept them. The administrative documents predominantly belong to a single archive and are characterized by an unusual dating system. The archive keeps track of sections of the management of the city and its temples.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Mesopotamia (Elam, Mari, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria) : Babylon : Literature : Correspondence - Archives : Administrative Texts
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Mesopotamia (Elam, Mari, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria) : Babylon : Literature : Correspondence - Archives : Juridical Texts
Genres Edition (Original Text)
Modern Translation
Last modification 2018-02-08