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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Leick, Gwendolyn, 1951-
The Babylonians: an introduction
Published By: Original publisher
London ; New York: Routledge. 2003. vi, 182 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
External migration (167);
Food preparation (252);
Real property (423);
Borrowing and lending (426);
Mercantile business (441);
Chief executive (643);
External relations (648);
Political intrigue (662);
Medical therapy (757);
Spirits and gods (776);
Theological systems (779);
Revelation and divination (787);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This comprehensive overview of Babylonian history,
society and culture—which adheres to the middle chronology and strays relatively little
into discussions of other, overlapping Mesopotamian cultural phases—is organized
topically into chapters on the natural setting and perceptions of world as revealed in
cuneiform writings, political history, socioeconomic organization and institutions,
spirituality and religion, and material culture.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-174) and
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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
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).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
city)--Social life and customs//Babylon (Extinct city)--Social conditions//Babylon