- Title Pages
Introduction: The Historian's Task and Sources
Chapter 1Reading and Writing in Mesopotamia: The Business of Specialists?
Chapter 2Outline for a Diplomatics of Mesopotamian Documents
Chapter 3Old Babylonian Law: Gesture, Speech, and Writing
Chapter 4The Transfer of Property Deeds and the Constitution of Family Archives
Chapter 5The Status of the Code of Hammurabi
Chapter 6The “Restoration” Edicts of the Babylonian Kings and Their Application
Chapter 7Hammurabi and International Law
Chapter 8Controlling Cross-Border Traffic
- Conclusion: A Civilization with Two Faces
- Writing, Law, and Kingship in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia
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