Women, Crime and Punishment in Ancient Law and Society: Volume 1: The Ancient Near East

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This volume, spanning three millennia BCE, concentrates on the major ancient civilizations that left information about women and crime in Mesopotamia and Asia Minor, namely, Sumer (Pt I), Babylonia (Pt II), Assyria (Pt III), and Khatti (Pt IV). Most of the extant writings are incomplete, and some are only brief fragments. No ancient document has been found that contains the entire civil or criminal code of a civilization or all of its laws affecting women. Each document contains a small piece of the puzzle. When put together here with other writings, art, and artifacts, a general picture of the treatment of women, crime and punishment in each of these ancient civilizations begins to emerge. The book includes illustrations, an extensive Chronology and Names, and Indices of Persons, Places, and Subjects.

Crime and punishment, criminal law and its administration, are areas of ancient history that have been explored less than many other aspects of ancient civilizations. Throughout history women have been affected by crime both as victims and as offenders. In the ancient world, customary laws were created by men, formal laws were written by men, and both were interpreted and enforced by men. This two-volume work explores the role of gender in the formation and administration of ancient law and examines the many gender categories and relationships established in ancient law, including legal personhood, access to courts, citizenship, political office, religious office, professions, marriage, inheritance, and property ownership. Thus it focuses on women and crime within the context of women in the society.

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Elisabeth Meier Tetlow has a Doctor of Law degree as well as five Master of Arts degrees in philosophy, theology, biblical studies, and Semitic languages. She has been a visiting scholar in law and religious studies at Loyola University of New Orleans since 1992.

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“This volume is a major breakthrough in the study of the role of women in the ancient Levant. By her impressive command not only of the primary and secondary Near Eastern sources but also of legal history both ancient and modern, Tetlow is able to present a picture of women in early Mesopotamian and Anatolian society in a depth never before achieved. The author makes significant use of much material not even mentioned in other parallel studies and probes new finds made available up to the date of publication. Not just for Women’s Studies, but for anyone interested in legal history, the Hebrew Bible, Near Eastern Studies, or cultural anthropology.” —William J. Fulco, S.J. NEH Chair in Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Loyola Marymount University, Translator of the screenplay of The Passion of the Christ into Aramaic and Latin (William J. Fulco, S.J. Ph.D)

“This initial volume discussing women, crime, and punishment in the Near East is an excellent, welcome introduction to a large, complex subject. Summing Up: Recommended. – ChoiceReviews.org (CHOICE)

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