Comptes Rendus

Comptes Rendus 453 COMPTES RENDUS R. YARON, The Laws of Eshnunna. Second Revised Edition. The Magnes Press/Brill, Jerusalem - Leiden [ 1988]. 355 p. In 1945 and 1947, two clay tablets inscribed with 'laws' were found in a site a few kilo- meters east of Baghdad, Iraq. They initially were named 'The Laws of Bilalama', thus wrongly assigning them to this king; they now are known as 'The Laws of Eshnunna', Esh- nunna being the capital of a small kingdom contemporary with king Hammurabi of Baby- lon. The new laws antedate Hammurabi by a dozen years, probably. Circumstantial evi- dence shows that the date at the beginning of one manuscript is a year of king Dadusha. The editio princeps was given by A. Goetze; the next full edition was by Reuven Yaron of the Hebrew University (Jerusalem) in 1969. Professor Yaron now gives a second and revis- ed edition of his earlier book. He added headings in the text, incorporated a new law frag- ment published in 1982 (Haddad 116), took notice of recent discussions, and sometimes changed his mind in minor points. Meanwhile, new important studies on these laws have appeared: B.L. Eichler, Literary structure in the Laws of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Legal History Review / Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis / Revue d'Histoire du Droit Brill

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BRILL
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© 1990 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0040-7585
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1571-8190
D.O.I.
10.1163/157181990X00243
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453 COMPTES RENDUS R. YARON, The Laws of Eshnunna. Second Revised Edition. The Magnes Press/Brill, Jerusalem - Leiden [ 1988]. 355 p. In 1945 and 1947, two clay tablets inscribed with 'laws' were found in a site a few kilo- meters east of Baghdad, Iraq. They initially were named 'The Laws of Bilalama', thus wrongly assigning them to this king; they now are known as 'The Laws of Eshnunna', Esh- nunna being the capital of a small kingdom contemporary with king Hammurabi of Baby- lon. The new laws antedate Hammurabi by a dozen years, probably. Circumstantial evi- dence shows that the date at the beginning of one manuscript is a year of king Dadusha. The editio princeps was given by A. Goetze; the next full edition was by Reuven Yaron of the Hebrew University (Jerusalem) in 1969. Professor Yaron now gives a second and revis- ed edition of his earlier book. He added headings in the text, incorporated a new law frag- ment published in 1982 (Haddad 116), took notice of recent discussions, and sometimes changed his mind in minor points. Meanwhile, new important studies on these laws have appeared: B.L. Eichler, Literary structure in the Laws of

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The Legal History Review / Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis / Revue d'Histoire du DroitBrill

Published: Jan 1, 1990

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