Life at the Bottom of Babylonian Society: Servile Laborers by Jonathan S. Tenney

By Jonathan S. Tenney

Lifestyles on the backside of Babylonian Society is a research of the inhabitants dynamics, family members constitution, and felony prestige of publicly-controlled servile staff in Kassite Babylonia. It compares a number of the demographic elements right to this team with different intensively studied earlier populations, resembling Roman Egypt, Medieval Tuscany, and American slave plantations. It means that households, specially these headed by way of unmarried moms, acted as a counter degree opposed to inhabitants relief (flight and loss of life) and as a way for the country to regulate this hard work strength. The paintings marks a breakthrough within the use of quantitative measures along side cuneiform assets to accomplish a greater figuring out of the social and monetary forces that affected old close to japanese populations.

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1370 (Kadašman-Enlil I) to 1186 (Meli-Šipak). Table 3. Selected Published and Unpublished Purchases of Personnel in Groups. Number of Individuals Text Regnal Year Purchased B. 143 + B. 227 BE 14 7 MUN 8 Meli-Šipak 1 Burna-Buriaš II 8 Burna-Buriaš II 7 (+) 3 8 9 (+) (Continued) 86 MUN 111 , NBC 7959, and (probably) Ni. 1110 are still another variant type, dealing only with adult males (therefore having only one census subcolumn (in Ni. MEŠ mPN. They record disbursals from year 6 of Kadašman-Enlil (NBC 7959), year 12 of Šagarakti-Šuriaš (MUN 111), and the accession year of a king whose name is broken away (Ni.

20 Example 2. Excerpt from Inspection Text Ni. 1348. a b c obverse 1. IM m m 2. SI Ki-din-dGu-la A-na-da-ar-kit-tu md m 3. BAR IM-ŠEŠ-SUM-na Kab-bu-šu m 4. 1 MIN Ki-din-dIM MIN m m 5. 1 ḫ a-za-an EN-mu-šal-lim ḫ u-ru-uk-ku lu-ub-di m 6. TUR) male, as listed in the subcolumn headings. Adults have a cell entry in subcolumn a, while adolescents have a cell entry in subcolumn b. , a person can be either an adult or an adolescent). ”21 Ni. 2228 is an example of the second type of inspection. Such tabular registers list which members of a group were added (because they were newborn or had returned from flight), subtracted (because they fled or died), or remained in the group; and these registers probably served as assessments of the work capacity and/or the potential ration needs of the group.

Petschow, “Die Sklavenkaufverträge des šandabakku Enlil-kidinnī von Nippur,” Orientalia N. S. 52 (1983): 143–55; Sassmannshausen, BaF 21 (2001): 203–08, 211–13. 88 This join should be credited to Daniel Nevez. 89 Enlil-kidinnī, the governor of Nippur, employed proxies in his slave purchases; and these individuals are listed on the tablet as the person(s) who paid the seller(s) for the slaves, even though Enlil-kidinnī eventually took possession of them. ” The attested dimensions of ½, 1, and 2 cubits are unlikely to refer to height, since half sources 33 Table 4.

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