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Gesetzgebung in antiken Gesellschaften: Israel, Griechenland, Rom
Burckhardt, Leonhard, Klaus Seybold and Jürgen von Ungern-Sternberg, editors

Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2007 pp. xi + 246. $141.00

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Beiträge zur Altertumskunde, 247

Description: This comparison of ancient legislative processes looks at several examples. Josiah’s reforms in Jerusalem and Solon's laws in Athens are analyzed; the development of three legal codes are compared: Deuteronomy (5th Book of Moses), Gortyn in Crete and the Twelve Tables in Rome; and ancient legislation on asylum is considered. The ensuing discussion among scholars is documented, so highlighting the challenges and possibilities of an intercultural comparison of ancient societies.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Israel

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Review by Ernst Axel Knauf
Published 5/23/2009
Citation: Ernst Axel Knauf, review of Leonhard Burckhardt, Klaus Seybold, and Jürgen Von Ungern-Sternberg, eds., Gesetzgebung in antiken Gesellschaften: Israel, Griechenland, Rom, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2009).

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