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By Shalom E. Holtz

Even if students have identified of Neo-Babylonian felony texts nearly considering that Assyriology's very beginnings, no complete learn of courtroom method has been undertaken. This lack is especially obtrusive in gentle of reviews of courtroom technique in past sessions of Mesopotamian heritage. With those stories as a version, this publication starts by means of proposing a finished type of the text-types that made up the 'tablet path' of documents of the adjudication of felony disputes within the Neo-Babylonian. In proposing this text-typology, it considers the texts' criminal functionality in the adjudicatory technique. in response to this, the booklet describes the adjudicatory strategy because it is attested in deepest documents in addition to in documents from the Eanna at Uruk.

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