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The lower stratum families in the Neo-Assyrian period [electronic resource] / byGershon Galil.

Author/Creator:
Galil, Gershon.
Publication:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (424 p.)
Series:
Culture and history of the ancient Near East ; v. 27.
Culture and history of the ancient Near East, 1566-2055 ; v. 27
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Subjects:
Working class families -- Assyria.
Working class -- Assyria.
Families -- Assyria.
Assyria -- Social life and customs.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This pioneering study wrestles with the perpetual problem of the structure of the Neo-Assyrian society. Part I of this volume surveys all 446 Lower Stratum families in the period under review (800-600 B.C.), mentioned in 177 texts, mainly legal transactions, administrative records, court decisions, and letters. It also examines the terminology, the formulation of the texts, and the status of these families. Part II of this volume considers socio-economic and demographic issues, including family types, family size, marriage patterns, childless families, single-parent families, and more. It is the most important and the most responsible study of the lower stratum of Neo-Assyrian society proposed to date, and it will be the point of departure of every study of this field in the future.
Contents:
Preliminary Material / G. Galil
Introduction / G. Galil
Chapter One. The Sources / G. Galil
Chapter Two. A Survey Of The Lower Stratum Families / G. Galil
Chapter Three. The Terminology, The Formulation Of The Texts, And The Status Of The People / G. Galil
Chapter Four. Family Types / G. Galil
Chapter Five. Family Size / G. Galil
Chapter Six. Marriage Patterns / G. Galil
Chapter Seven. Childless Families / G. Galil
Chapter Eight. Children’S Age / G. Galil
Chapter Nine. Single-Parent Families / G. Galil
Chapter Ten. Numerical Proportions Among Family Members / G. Galil
Chapter Eleven. The Number Of Generations In The Family / G. Galil
Summary / G. Galil
Bibliographical Abbreviations / G. Galil
Indices / G. Galil
I. Index Of Sources / G. Galil.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN:
1-281-91750-8
9786611917500
90-474-2818-8
OCLC:
646789909
Publisher Number:
10.1163/ej.9789004155121.i-406 DOI