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Kitchen, Kenneth A. / Lawrence, Paul J.N.
Treaty, Law and Covenant in the Ancient Near East
Part 1: The Texts Part 2: Text, Notes and Chromograms Part 3: Overall Historical Survey
pages/dimensions: LXXIV, 1641 pages
language: English
binding: Book (Hardback)
dimensions: 21.00 × 29.70 cm
weight: 5600g
edition: 1. Auflage
publishing date: 10.01.2012
prices: 298,00 Eur[D] / 306,40 Eur[A]
ISBN: 978-3-447-06726-3
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This work presents a far-reaching social profile of life in the Ancient Near East, based on its wealth of law-collections, treaties and covenants through three millennia. Volume 1 sets out a uniquely comprehensive corpus of over 100 such documents in 10 languages, mostly displayed in facing-page transliterations and English translations with individual bibliographies. Volume 2 provides essential philological and background commentary to the texts, fully indexes their subject-matter, and concludes with a revolutionary and innovative series of full-colour diagrams of every text, vividly highlighting variations through the centuries. Finally, Volume 3 outlines the flowing interplay of political history, changing social norms and varying documentary formats throughout the whole period. Taken together, this tryptich offers a striking and indispensable new overview of its multifaceted world for Ancient Near-Eastern and biblical studies.