By Gregory C. Chirichigno
First i am surprised that this booklet is so dear. i actually have no idea why. yet as i am engaged on a unique set in historical Israel and that i had to learn about ordinary slavery and debt-slavery I regarded and searched for info at the topic. As you'll be aware of there are very, only a few books at the subject, for this on my own i cannot supply this booklet a low ranking. it truly is strong to determine a few therapy of this subject. there's a lot of knowledge the following.
This booklet reads like a PhD thesis and will were. It has the entire vast notes and references you will anticipate finding in the sort of rfile. while you're now not ready for studying a seriously certain textual content this is not the textual content for you. but when you're getting to know it may possibly turn out very valuable.
What i don't like approximately this e-book is that, writing from a Christian point of view and commonly referencing Christian works, the author's figuring out of a few of the Jewish legislation are faulty. This makes the booklet particularly stressful now and then. There also are few, if any, references to old files that are much better to depend upon than the present Christian texts which he rates so frequently. i feel if he had caught with extra old texts and records to base his findings on he could have performed a better job.
Here is the desk of contents because it will help you opt if this e-book covers what you're looking for.
Chapter 2-The Social historical past of Debt-Slavery in Mesopotamia
Chapter 3-The felony historical past of Debt-Slavery in Mesopotamia
Chapter 4-The Social history of Debt-Slavery in Israel
Chapter 5-Old testomony legislation facing Chattel- and Debt-Slaves
Chapter 6-The Manumission [releasing of slaves] legislation of Exodus 21.2-6,7-11
Chapter 7-The Manumission legislation of Deuteronomy 15.12-18
Chapter 8-The Manumission legislation of Leviticus 25.39-43,47-55
In the tip i'd suggest Mendelsohn's "Slavery within the historic close to East" over this one. it's also a lot shorter, however it is intensely valuable (as good as interesting) for those who can get hold of it. It charges historical files as its basic resource of information.
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J. Gelb, 'Approaches to the Study of Ancient Society', JAOS 87 (1967), p. 4. 4. For a review of the Marxist, quasi-Marxist and non-Marxist approaches to the study of social stratification, see F. Cancian, 'Social Stratification', ARA 5 (1976), pp. 227-48. 2. 1 The Formation of the City-States of Mesopotamia2 Urbanism in lowland Mesopotamia developed in the fifth-third millennium BCE, beginning with the formation of temple-towns in the lowlands (ca. 3 It culminated in the formation of the 1. Cf.
The criterion 'land ownership' is also used by Diakonoff, 'Socio-Economic Classes in Babylonia', p. 47, to define the different socio-economic classes during the OB period. 3. Gelb, 'Household and Family in Early Mesopotamia', pp. 68-71; cf. also Diakonoff, "The Rise of the Despotic State', pp. 176-81, 193. 4. For the various types of family households that might be related to dwellings, we will adopt the definitions proposed by P. Laslett and R. E. Stager, 'The Archaeology of the Family in Ancient Israel', BASOR 260 (1985), p.
Gelb applies this paradigm to OB state households in his critique of Diakonoff s views as expressed in 'Socio-Economic Classes', pp. 49-50. 6. Gelb, 'Household and Family in Early Mesopotamia', p. 7, who notes that different households were linked to each other forming a larger 'household' that eventually was linked to the household of the temple or palace. 7. Cf. Diakonoff, 'The Rise of the Despotic State', p. 176, who notes that during 38 Debt-Slavery in Israel and the Ancient Near East mainly native impoverished classes: (1) officials and supervisors; (2) craftspeople and persons with various occupations; (3) workers/ soldiers; (4) women and children without family and other 'rejects of society'.
Debt-Slavery in Israel and the Ancient Near East (Jsot Supplement Series) by Gregory C. Chirichigno