Following the Man of Yamhad : settlement and territory at Old Babylonian Alalah

"Legal texts recording the purchase or exchange of entire settlements are among the most important cuneiform tablets discovered at Old Babylonian/Middle Bronze Age (Level VII) Alalah. Following the Man of Yamhad is the first book-length study of these legal texts and the socio-economic practice...

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Parallelsachtitel: Settlement and territory at Old Babylonian Alalah
Main Author: Lauinger, Jacob
Published: Leiden; Boston : Brill, 2015.
Physical Description: xv, 447 pages ; 25 cm.
Series: Culture and history of the ancient Near East v. 75
Subjects:
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Aims of the book; Land tenure; Terminology; The responsibilities of owning a settlement; Previous research on owning settlements; What was a settlement?; What rights did the owner of a settlement enjoy?; Excursus: The word teqnitum; Structure of the book
  • Tablets and archives
  • Case studies
  • L'affaire d'Alahtum
  • Conditions of tenure
  • Yarim-Lim's domain
  • Conclusion: Summary and synthesis; Interpretive frameworks; A network of nodes and corridors?; A province or a personal estate?; An "amorite" polity?
  • Appendix 1: The chronology of Level VII Alalah
  • Appendix 2: Data sets
  • Appendix 3: Editions of translated Level VII texts.