Yoffee, Norman. Rites of marriage, divorce, and adoption in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Rites of marriage, divorce, and adoption in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Life, death, and coming of age in antiquity: individual rites of passage in the ancient Near East and adjacent regions, edited by Alice Mouton and Julie Patrier

Published By: Original publisher Life, death, and coming of age in antiquity: individual rites of passage in the ancient Near East and adjacent regions, edited by Alice Mouton and Julie Patrier Leiden: Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten. 2014. 61-72 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Norman Yoffee

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2019. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Babylonians (MH07)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Visiting and hospitality (574); Marriage (580);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article discusses aspects of culture during the Old Babylonian period (including an unsettled phase following the fall of the last Sumerian dynasty), with particular focus on marriage, inheritance, adoption, divorce, and celibate women (nadītus) who were sent to live in temple cloisters as a means of perpetuating family wealth.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 9

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. mh07-009

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 70-72)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document not applicable

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Archaeologist-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ian Skoggard; 2018

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 2000–1600 BC

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) southern Iraq

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Babylonia

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