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Author Maidman, M. P.

Title Nuzi texts and their uses as historical evidence [electronic resource] / by Maynard Paul Maidman ; edited by Ann K. Guinan.

Imprint Atlanta : Society of Biblical Literature, c2010.


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Description xx, 296 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Series Writings from the ancient world ; no. 18
Writings of the ancient world ; no. 18.
Fordham perspectives in continental philosophy.
ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-275) and indexes.
Contents Introduction -- Assyria and Arrapha in peace and war -- Corruption in city hall -- A legal dispute over land: two generations of legal paperwork -- The decline and fall of a Nuzi family -- The nature of the ilku at Nuzi.
Summary Ancient Nuzi, buried beneath modern Yorghan Tepe in northern Iraq, is a Late Bronze Age town belonging to the kingdom of Arrapa that has yielded between 6,500 and 7,000 legal, economic and administrative tablets, all belonging to a period of some five generations (ca. 1475-1350 B.C.E.) and almost all from known archaeological contexts. The ninety-six Akkadian texts presented here in transliteration and translation are divided in five groups dealing with topics of historical interest: Nuzi and the political force responsible for its demise; the crimes and trials of a mayor of Nuzi; a multigenerational legal struggle over title to a substantial amount of land; the progressive enrichment of one family at the expense of another through a series of real estate transactions, and the nature of the ilku, a real estate tax whose dynamic is crucial in defining the economic and social structure of Nuzi as a whole.
Reproduction Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, Michigan Publishing, 2012. Includes both TIFF files and keyword searchable text. ([Fordham perspectives in continental philosophy]) ([ACLS Humanities E-Book]) Mode of access: Intranet.
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Subject Akkadian language -- Texts.
Hurrians -- Social life and customs -- Sources.
Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Iraq -- Nuzi (Extinct city)
Nuzi (Extinct city) -- Economic conditions -- Sources.
Added Author Guinan, Ann.
American Council of Learned Societies.
In: ACLS Humanities E-Book. URL:
Other Form: Original 9781589832138 1589832132 (DLC) 2010008664
Standard No. 2027/heb.08883 hdl

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