By Shalom E. Holtz
Although students have recognized of Neo-Babylonian criminal texts nearly for the reason that Assyriology's very beginnings, no complete learn of court docket strategy has been undertaken. This lack is very obvious in mild of stories of courtroom method in prior classes of Mesopotamian heritage. With those stories as a version, this booklet starts by way of providing a accomplished type of the text-types that made up the 'tablet path' of documents of the adjudication of felony disputes within the Neo-Babylonian. In featuring this text-typology, it considers the texts' felony functionality in the adjudicatory method. in keeping with this, the booklet describes the adjudicatory approach because it is attested in inner most files in addition to in documents from the Eanna at Uruk.