This collection of sixth-century B.C.E. Mesopotamian texts provides a close-up, often dramatic, view of ancient courtroom encounters shedding light on Neo-Babylonian legal culture and daily life. In addition to the legal texts, Holtz provides an introduction to Neo-Babylonian social history, archival records, and legal materials. This is an essential resource for scholars interested in the history of law.Excerpts from the book's introductory material are available here.
Monday, September 8, 2014
New Release: Holtz, "Neo-Babylonian Trial Records"
Neo-Babylonian Trial Records, compiled and contextualized by Shalom E. Holtz (Yeshiva University). The Society explains: