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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley, Calif .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Akkadian language -- Texts.,
  • Cuneiform inscriptions, Akkadian -- Nuzi (Extinct city),
  • Cuneiform tablets -- Nuzi (Extinct city)

Book details:

Edition Notes

Assyro-Babylonian text with transliteration, translation, and annotations.

Statementby Henry Frederick Lutz.
GenreTexts.
SeriesUniversity of California publications in Semitic philology -- v. 9, no. 11
The Physical Object
Pagination1 p. l., p. [405]-412.
Number of Pages412
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23063769M
LC Control Number31000541

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The Nuzi texts are ancient documents found during an excavation of Nuzi, an ancient Mesopotamian city southwest of Kirkuk in modern Kirkuk Governorate of Iraq, located near the Tigris river. The site consists of one medium-sized multiperiod tell and two small single period mounds. The texts are mainly legal and business documents. They have also been viewed as evidence for the age and veracity. Get this from a library! A legal document from Nuzi,. [Henry Frederick Lutz] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Henry Frederick Lutz. . Nuzi tablets, called “tablets of sistership, agreements in which a man adopted a woman as a sister. In the society of the Hurrians, a wife enjoyed both greater protection and a superior position when she also had the legal status of a sister. In such a case, two separate documents were drawn up, one for marriage and the other for sistership.   This confirmation comes from the archives of Nuzi in Yorgan Tepe, fifteen kilometres south west of Kirkuk. The written documents from this Horite city of the kingdom of Mitanni (c. B.C.) cast a light not only on the ancient laws of the Horites, but also on the legal practices of the Biblical patriarchs which agree to an amazing degree with.

Buy A legal document from Nuzi, (University of California publications in Semitic philology) by Lutz, Henry Frederick (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on Author: Henry Frederick Lutz.   General Overviews. General overviews of the city and culture of Nuzi are understandably few, but noteworthy. Speiser is one of the earliest attempts at placing the Hurrians in the context of world history. Maidman provides the best overall study of the site itself, as well as its political, legal, economic, religious, and social structures. History. In the middle second millennium the Hurrians founded the town and called it Nuzi. The history of the site during the intervening period is unclear, though the presence of a few cuneiform tables from Old Assyrian Empire indicates that trade with nearby Assur was taking place. After the fall of the Hurrian kingdom of Mitanni to Ashur-uballit I of the Middle Assyrian Empire, Nuzi fell. Some Nuzi tablets, called 'tablets of sistership,ve agreements in which a man adopted a woman as a sister. In the society of the Hurrians, a wife enjoyed both greater protection and a superior position when she also had the legal status of a sister. In such a case, two separate documents were drawn up, one for marriage and the other for sistership.

It is evident, however, from the Nuzi tablets, that at the time of Jacob it was in that civilization a normal part of a marriage agreement that the father-in-law should give the bride a maid, her name being regularly specified in these documents. 8. The Habiru. Nuzi tablets are also of importance because of the continuing discussion as to the. Ancient Nuzi, buried beneath modern Yorghan Tepe in northern Iraq, is a Late Bronze Age town belonging to the kingdom of Arrap a that has yielded between 6, and 7, legal, economic and administrative tablets, all belonging to a period of some five generations (ca. B.C.E.) and almost all from known archaeological contexts. All Books Children's Books School Books History Fiction Travel & Holiday Arts & Photography Mystery & Suspense Business & Investing Books Society, Politics & PhilosophyFormat: Paperback. Movable property in the Nuzi Documents by Dorothy Cross, , American oriental society edition, in English.