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Babylonians and Assyrians, Life and Customs by Sayce, A. H. (Archibald Henry), 1845-1933

Babylonians and Assyrians, Life and Customs by Sayce, A. H. (Archibald Henry), 1845-1933



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Editor's Preface
Chapter I. Babylonia And Its Inhabitants
Chapter II. TheFamily
Chapter III. Education And Death
Chapter IV. Slavery And The Free Laborer
Chapter V. Manners And Customs
Chapter VI. Trades, Houses, And Land; Wages And Prices
Chapter VII. The Money-Lender And Banker
Chapter VIII. The Government And The Army
Chapter IX. TheLaw
Chapter X. Letter-Writing
Chapter XI. Religion
Appendix: Weights And Measures
[pg ii]Contents1
Series Advertisement.
Series of Handbooks in SemiticsEdited ByJames Alexander CraigProfessor of Semitic Languages and Literatures and Hellenistic Greek, University of MichiganRecent scientific research has stimulated an increasing interest in the study of the Babylonians, Assyrians, andallied Semitic races of ancient history among scholars, students, and the serious reading public generally. Ithas provided us with a picture of a hitherto unknown civilization, and a history of one of the great branches of the human family. The object of the present Series is to state its results in popularly scientific form. Eachwork is complete in itself, and the Series, taken as a whole, neglects no phase of the general subject. Eachcontributor is a specialist in the subject assigned him, and has been chosen from the body of eminent Semiticscholars both in Europe and America.The Series will be composed of the following volumes:âI.
Hebrews. History and Government.
By Professor J. F. McCurdy, University of Toronto, Canada.II.
Hebrews. Ethics and Religion.
By Professor Archibald Duff, Airedale College, Bradford.III.
The Sumerians. Language, History, and Religion.
By Professor Fritz Hommel, University of Munich,Germany.IV.
Babylonians and Assyrians. History to the Fall of Babylon.
By Professor Fritz Hommel, University of Munich, Germany.V.
Babylonians and Assyrians. Religion.
By Professor J. A. Craig, University of Michigan.VI.
Babylonians and Assyrians. Life and Customs.
(With special reference to the Contract Tablets andLetters.) By Professor A. H. Sayce, University of Oxford.
Now Ready.
Babylonians and Assyrians. Excavations and Account of Decipherment of Inscriptions.
ByProfessor A. V. Hilprecht, University of Pennsylvania.VIII.
Arabia. Discoveries in, and History and Religion until Mohammed.
By Dr. Eduard Glazer,University of Munich, Germany.IX.
Development of Islamic Theology, Jurisprudence, and Theory of the State.
By Professor D. B.MacDonald, Hartford Theological Seminary.In addition to the above the following volumes are to be included in the Series, and others may be added fromtime to time:âX.
PhÅnicia. History and Government, including Colonies, Trade, and Religion.
Palestine and Syria. Important Discoveries in Recent Years.
Series Advertisement.2
Arabic Literature and Science Since Mohammed.
The Influence of Semitic Art and Mythology on Western Nations.
[pg v]The Project Gutenberg EBook of Babylonians and Assyrians, Life and Customs by Rev. A. H. SayceSeries Advertisement.3

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