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The Babylonian Laws

Ancient Texts and Translations

by G. R. Driver and John C. Miles

Imprint: Wipf and Stock

986 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 x 1.97 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781556352294
  • Published: April 2007

$118.00 / £89.00


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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

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