Life At The Bottom Of Babylonian Society

Author : Jonathan S. Tanny
ISBN : 9789004206892
Genre : History
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Life at the Bottom of Babylonian Society is a study of the population dynamics, family structure, and legal status of publicly-controlled servile workers in Kassite Babylonia. It compares some of the demographic aspects proper to this group with other intensively studied past populations, such as Roman Egypt, Medieval Tuscany, and American slave plantations. It suggests that families, especially those headed by single mothers, acted as a counter measure against population reduction (flight and death) and as a means for the state to control this labor force. The work marks a step forward in the use of quantitative measures in conjunction with cuneiform sources to achieve a better understanding of the social and economic forces that affected ancient Near Eastern populations.
Category: History

Life At The Bottom Of Babylonian Society

Author : Jonathan Stuart Tenney
ISBN : 1109212372
Genre : Demographic archaeology
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The public servile labor force at Nippur can be identified by standard Middle Babylonian markers of sex-age class and physical condition as well as by other distinctive designations (e. g., qinnu, am ilutu) in a corpus of more than five hundred tablets and fragments dating between 1359 and 1224 B.C. This collection of administrative texts, legal documents, and letters partially illuminates for us several key features of this group, including aspects of its demographic composition, its family and household organization, its occupations, and the administrative structure concerned with maintaining, tracking, and controlling the laborers.
Category: Demographic archaeology

The Devil In Babylon

Author : Allan Levine
ISBN : UOM:39015063372851
Genre : History
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What should the modern world look like? Who should be its leaders? And what values should it embrace? We have never wrestled over these questions more than in the first three decades of the twentieth century. Allan Levine’s newest book chronicles this wide-ranging emotional and moral conflict by focusing on the people who lived through this turbulent era: an array of personalities – traditionalists as well as progressives, the powerful and the powerless – who, for better or worse, shaped the contours ofcontemporary North American society. Among them were anarchist Emma Goldman, prohibitionist and creationist William Jennings Bryan, women’s rights campaigner Nellie McClung, and gangster Al Capone. Their personal experiences are set against the heated debate about the impact of immigration, the role of women, the conflict between science and religion, the influence of Hollywood, and the changing attitudes about sex – issues that preoccupied, and even consumed, North Americans of all classes.
Category: History

Solving The Mystery Of Babylon The Great

Author : Edward Hendrie
ISBN : 9780983262701
Genre : Religion
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The evidence presented in this book leads to the ineluctable conclusion that the Roman Catholic Church was established by crypto-Jews as a false "Christian" front for a Judaic/Babylonian religion and is the core of a world conspiracy against man and God.
Category: Religion

Everyday Life In Babylonia Assyria

Author : H. W. F. Saggs
ISBN : UOM:39015020675974
Genre : History
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Outline account of Mesopotamian history from 3000 to 300 B.C.
Category: History

Great Religions Of The World

Author : Loretta Pastva
ISBN : 0884891755
Genre : Religion
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A Catholic textbook exploring the customs and beliefs of the world's major religions.
Category: Religion