Tracing the Earliest Recorded Concepts of International Law: The Ancient Near East (2500-330 Bce)

The Ancient Near East (2500-330 BCE)
 
 
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 8. Mai 2012
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 254 Seiten
978-90-04-22252-6 (ISBN)
 
This book offers a unique survey of legal practices and ideas relating to international relations in the Ancient Near East between 2500 and 330 BCE. Rather than entering into the debate on the continuous development of international law in Antiquity, the book discloses a vast amount of textual material from the Ancient Near East which sheds light on the legal regulation and organization of international relations in different epochs of pre-classical Antiquity. The book is a treasure trove of information for the historian of international law who wants to acquaint himself with the remotest history of international law, while it will also serve the general historian of the Ancient Near East who wants to acquaint himself with the international law of the period.
  • Englisch
  • Dordrecht
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  • Niederlande
Brill
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
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  • Scholars and students engaged in the history of international law and in the field of Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern studies, but also to all who are interested in international law in the Ancient Near East.
  • laminiert
  • Höhe: 239 mm
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  • Breite: 160 mm
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  • Dicke: 20 mm
  • 567 gr
978-90-04-22252-6 (9789004222526)
9004222529 (9004222529)
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Amnon Altman, Ph.D. (1973) in Ancient Near Eastern studies, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel, formerly Professor in the Department of History at that university, is now retired. His publications include The Historical Prologue of the Hittite Vassal Treaties (Ramat-Gan 2004).
General Editor's Preface Foreword Acknowledgment List of Abbreviations Introduction I The Early Dynastic Period in Southern Mesopotamia (2900-2350 BCE) 1. The geographic and political scene, the actors and the sources 2. War 3. Treaties II The Old Akkadian and Ur III Periods in Mesopotamia (2350-2004 BCE) Part I. The Old Akkadian Period 1. The expanded geographic scene and its political regime 2. War 3. Treaties Part II. The Ur III Period 1. Ur III political scene 2. War 3. Dynastic marriage alliances 4. The legal obligation of gratitude III The Near East in the Old Babylonian Period (2003-1595 BCE) 1. The political and cultural scene 2. War 3. Treaties 4. Commercial treaties and the status of the traveling merchant 5. Managing conflicts 6. Extradition and asylum 7. Diplomatic law IV The Near East in the Late Bronze Age (1600-1200 BCE) 1. The political scene 2. War 3. Treaties 4. Dynastic marriage alliances 5. Managing conflicts and state responsibility 6. Refugees and Extradition 7. Diplomatic law V The Near East 1200 - 330 BCE 1. The political scene 2. War 3. Treaties 4. Rules pertaining to maritime traffic 5. Arbitration 6. Extradition and asylum 7. Diplomatic law Concluding Remarks Bibliography Indexes A. Texts B. Designated Texts C. Treaties and Loyalty Oaths D. Topics
"Cette monographie, soigneusement ouvragee, est manifestement l'oeuvre d'un specialiste du sujet. L'ecriture est souple et claire, la main sure, l'argumentation ne s'accroche pas uniquement sur la litterature secondaire, les sources premieres sont directement exploitees. [...] Le present ouvrage comble assurement une lacune. [...] [U]n voyage des plus instructifs et interessants dans les trefonds du temps, dans une region riche de cultures liees a l'Europe par les ponts des royaumes alexandrins, par l'Egypte, par la tradition biblique, etc. A fine book, riche de contenu et enrichi de passages de sources premieres, permettant au lecteur de saisir sur le vif l'air du temps." - Robert Kolb, in: Journal de Droit International - Le Clunet (JDI) 140/1 (Janvier-Fevrier-Mars 2013), pp. 334-337
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