The Babylonian Laws

By G. R. Driver, John C. Miles

The Babylonian Laws

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  • ISBN: 9781556352294
  • Pages: 986
  • Publication Date: 4/1/2007
  • Retail Price: $118.00
Web Price: $94.40
Web Price: $94.40

The Babylonian Laws

By G. R. Driver, John C. Miles

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781556352294
  • Pages: 986
  • Publication Date: 4/1/2007
  • Retail Price: $118.00
Web Price: $94.40

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This brilliant two-volume work combines the expertise of one of the world's leading Semitists (Driver) and a renowned barrister and legal historian (Miles). Together they provide an in-depth historical and legal analysis of the Code of Hammurabi of Babylon. This edition includes an updated bibliography (to 2007).

CONTENTS
I. Historical and Legal Introduction
II. Introduction to the Laws of Hammu-rabi
III. Legal Commentary on the Laws of Hammu-rabi
1. Offences and Crimes
2. Land and Houses
3. Commercial Law
4. Marriage
5. Inheritance
6. Women of Religion
7. Adoption and Wet-Nursing
8. Assault and Damage to Person or Property
9. Argicultural Work and Offences
10. Rates of Hire and Wages
11. Slaves
12. Courts and Punishments

Contributors-

G. R. Driver
John C. Miles

Bio(s)-

G. R. Driver (1892-1975) was Fellow of Magdalen College and Professor of Semitic Philology at Oxford University. Among his many publications are 'Aramaic Documents of the Fifth Century BC,' 'Semitic Writing: From Pictograph to Alphabet,' and 'Canaanite Myths and Legends.'

John C. Miles (1870-1963) was Honorary Fellow of Merton College and Exeter College, Oxford University. He was also a barrister. He and Driver also collaborated on 'The Assyrian Laws.'

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