Chapter 13. Law and Practice

  1. Daniel C. Snell
  1. Bruce Wells

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470997086.ch13

A Companion to the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Ancient Near East

How to Cite

Wells, B. (2005) Law and Practice, in A Companion to the Ancient Near East (ed D. C. Snell), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470997086.ch13

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631232933

Online ISBN: 9780470997086

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Keywords:

  • ancient near eastern law;
  • law codes;
  • criminal law;
  • gender law;
  • inheritance

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Looking for Law in the Ancient Near East

  • Law Codes

  • Documents of Practice

  • Royal Edicts

  • Gaps in the Law

  • Tradition and Custom

  • Describing the Law of the Ancient Near East

  • Connections with Later Legal Systems