Susa lex sed lex - The legal system of Susa during the Sukkalmah-period (1980 - 1530 BCE)

01 October 2010 → 30 September 2014
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
  • Social sciences
    • Economic history
    • Metalaw
society legal history Ancient Near East
Project description

This project aims to reconstruct the legal system of the ancient city of Susa (Western Iran) during the Old-Babylonian period. This will be done through the study of about 300 cuneiform texts, mainly sales, rents, loans, divisions of property and litigations. Ulimately the conclusions can be compared to the neighbouring legal system of Mesopotamia.