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Adoption in Old Babylonian Nippur and the Archive of Mannum-mesu-lissur

Elizabeth C. Stone, and David I. Owen

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Mesopotamian Civilizations

Adoption in Old Babylonian Nippur and the Archive of Mannum-mesu-lissur

Elizabeth C. Stone, and David I. Owen

In a primarily diachronic study of the adoption texts from Old Babylonian Nippur, the authors examine the contexts and purposes of adoption. As a result, a number of motivations for adoption are uncovered, including both economic (property exchange) and social (family-oriented) functions. Along with discussion of the source materials, fifty-three of the pertinent texts are published in transliteration and translation, including some heretofore unpublished texts. The volume includes a text concordance, prosopographic index, copies of 12 texts, and 63 plates.

 

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In a primarily diachronic study of the adoption texts from Old Babylonian Nippur, the authors examine the contexts and purposes of adoption. As a result, a number of motivations for adoption are uncovered, including both economic (property exchange) and social (family-oriented) functions. Along with discussion of the source materials, fifty-three of the pertinent texts are published in transliteration and translation, including some heretofore unpublished texts. The volume includes a text concordance, prosopographic index, copies of 12 texts, and 63 plates.

Acknowledgments

Abbreviations

Lists of Tables, Figures, and Symbols

List of Plates

Adoption in Old Babylonian Nippur by Elizabeth C. Stone

Additions to the Old Babylonian Archive of Mannum-mesu-lissur in the Olin Library, Cornell University by David I. Owen

Adoption Texts from Nippur: Transliteration and Translation, Texts 1-53 by Elizabeth C. Stone and David I. Owen

Concordance of Texts

Prosopographic Index to the Mannum-mesu-lissur Archive by John R. Mitchell

Copies of Cornell Texts in the Mannum-mesu-lissur Archive by David I. Owen

Plates 1-63

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