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Nuzi texts and their uses as historical evidence

Author: M P Maidman; Ann Guinan
Publisher: Atlanta : Society of Biblical Literature, ©2010.
Series: Writings from the ancient world, no. 18.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Summary:
Ancient Nuzi, buried beneath modern Yorghan Tepe in northern Iraq, is a Late Bronze Age town belonging to the kingdom of Arrapḫa 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Texts
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M P Maidman; Ann Guinan
ISBN: 9781589832138 1589832132
OCLC Number: 550553932
Description: xx, 296 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
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.
Series Title: Writings from the ancient world, no. 18.
Responsibility: by Maynard Paul Maidman ; edited by Ann K. Guinan.

Abstract:

Ancient Nuzi, buried beneath modern Yorghan Tepe in northern Iraq, is a Late Bronze Age town belonging to the kingdom of Arrapḫa 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.
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