Babylonian and Assyrian Laws, Contracts and Letters
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Babylonian and Assyrian Laws, Contracts and Letters
By C. H. W. (Claude Hermann Walter) Johns
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Table of Contents
  • Contents
  • Dedication
  • Preface
  • List Of Abbreviations
  • Sources And Bibliography
  • Laws And Contracts
    • I. The Earliest Babylonian Laws
    • II. The Code Of Ḥammurabi
    • III. Later Babylonian Law
    • IV. The Social Organization Of The Ancient Babylonian State
    • V. Judges, Law-Courts, And Legal Processes
    • VI. Legal Decisions
    • VII. Public Rights
    • VIII. Criminal Law
    • IX. The Family Organization
    • X. Courtship And Marriage
    • XI. Divorce And Desertion
    • XII. Rights Of Widows
    • XIII. Obligations And Rights Of Children
    • XIV. The Education And Early Life Of Children
    • XV. Adoption
    • XVI. Rights Of Inheritance
    • XVII. Slavery
    • XVIII. Land Tenure In Babylonia
    • XIX. The Army, Corvée, And Other Claims For Personal Service
    • XX. The Functions And Organization Of The Temple
    • XXI. Donations And Bequests
    • XXII. Sales
    • XXIII. Loans And Deposits
    • XXIV. Pledges And Guarantees
    • XXV. Wages Of Hired Laborers
    • XXVI. Lease Of Property
    • XXVII. The Laws Of Trade
    • XXVIII. Partnership And Power Of Attorney
    • XXIX. Accounts And Business Documents
  • Babylonian And Assyrian Letters
    • I. Letters And Letter-Writing Among The Babylonians And Assyrians
    • II. The Letters Of Ḥammurabi
    • III. The Letters Of Samsu-Iluna And His Immediate Successors
    • IV. Private Letters Of The First Dynasty Of Babylon
    • V. Sennacherib's Letters To His Father, Sargon
    • VI. Letters From The Last Year Of Shamash-Shum-Ukîn
    • VII. Letters Regarding Affairs In Southern Babylonia
    • Letters About Elam And Southern Babylonia
    • IX. Miscellaneous Assyrian Letters
    • X. Letters Of The Second Babylonian Empire
  • Appendix
    • I. The Prologue And Epilogue To The Code Of Ḥammurabi
    • II. Chronology
    • III. Weights And Measures
    • IV. Bibliography Of The Later Periods
  • Index
  • Footnotes
  • Credits
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