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The Resource Nuzi texts and their uses as historical evidence, by Maynard Paul Maidman ; edited by Ann K. Guinan, (electronic resource)

Nuzi texts and their uses as historical evidence, by Maynard Paul Maidman ; edited by Ann K. Guinan, (electronic resource)

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Nuzi texts and their uses as historical evidence
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Nuzi texts and their uses as historical evidence
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by Maynard Paul Maidman ; edited by Ann K. Guinan
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Language
  • eng
  • akk
  • eng
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 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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Maidman, M. P
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • theses
  • bibliography
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  • Guinan, Ann
  • American Council of Learned Societies
Series statement
Writings from the ancient world
Series volume
no. 18
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  • Akkadian language
  • Hurrians
  • Land titles
  • Nuzi (Extinct city)
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Nuzi texts and their uses as historical evidence, by Maynard Paul Maidman ; edited by Ann K. Guinan, (electronic resource)
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-275) and indexes
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mixed
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
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MIU01000000000000011499276
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23 cm
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unknown
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xx, 296 p.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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unknown
Other physical details
ill., maps
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unknown
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic text and image data.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(dli)HEB08883
Label
Nuzi texts and their uses as historical evidence, by Maynard Paul Maidman ; edited by Ann K. Guinan, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-275) and indexes
Color
mixed
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
Control code
MIU01000000000000011499276
Dimensions
23 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xx, 296 p.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill., maps
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic text and image data.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(dli)HEB08883

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