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Hittite law
(1,129 words)

[German version]

A. Sources

1. The so-called Hittite laws 2. The Anitta text 3. The autobiography of Ḫattušilis I. 4. The ‘Political Testament’ of Ḫattušilis I. 5. Royal decrees 6. Court records. 7. Royal letters 8. Funerary rituals 9. So-called deeds of donation of land 10. The field texts 11. The charters for individual vassals 12. The state contracts.

[German version]

B. Civil and criminal law

A body of laws, for which the name ‘Hitti…

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Haase, Mareile (Toronto) and Haase, Richard (Leonberg), “Hittite law”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 14 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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