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Susa lex sed lex - The legal system of Susa during the Sukkalmah-period (1980 - 1530 BCE)

This project aims to reconstruct the legal system of the ancient city of Susa (Western Iran) during the Old-Babylonian period. This will be done through the study of about 300 cuneiform texts, mainly sales, rents, loans, divisions of property and litigations. Ulimately the conclusions can be compared to the neighbouring legal system of Mesopotamia.

Date:1 Oct 2010 →  30 Sep 2014
Keywords:society, legal history, Ancient Near East
Disciplines:Economic history, History, Metalaw