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Title: The Code of Hammurabi
Written By: H.-Dieter Viel
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The Code of Hammurabi

H.-Dieter Viel. Not due to a giant wall or a tower reaching the sky, but due to an about 2,25 m high stela with laws out of black diorit which was found on the akropolis of Susa in December 1901 and January 1902, Hammurabi went down in history.
The Code of Hammurabi (C.H.) represents the largest coherent monument of the Old Babylonian literature and in this respect for the testimonial par excellence for the classic Old Babylonian language. The literature which has closed to the publications of the C. H., takes in the right historical research an extraordinary broad room. Although there are some translations into different directions, transcriptions and handwritten drawings of the code already exist. Who, however, wants to approach the topic in all his variations must scroll into at least five different books. This isn't only properly confusing but also very expensive. In the interest the studying (perhaps however also the teaching?) I have conceived this work in which the main emphasis surely is on the wedge characters with all his variations in the Old Babylonian version.
The codex isn't represented only in Old Babylonian but also in the Neo Assyrian version. All sign variants of the original code are shown and their meaning named in list form (also the Neo Assyrian signs!).
Furthermore there are Determinatives, Sumero-grams also in Babylonic as in Neo Assyrian. A short excursion in the Akkadic grammar is just as contained as determinatives, rare cuneiform signs, representations about the development of the writing, tables of the rulers of the Ancient Orient and more. (visit our webshop: www.lincom.at)

ISBN 3 89586 860 4. LINCOM Studies in Asian Linguistics 54. 800pp. 2 Vols. EUR 102.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Asian languages
Subject Language(s): Akkadian
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3895868604
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Pages: 800
Prices: EUR 102