Life and Institutions of the Aramaic People: A Social History

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This study examines not only the history of the Aramaic people but also their culture and tradition, with special reference to the law and slavery and the status of women.


“This monograph presents a balanced, well argued and captivating overview of the interactions between language, social structure and intercultural relations of the Aramaic people. The author has succeeded in giving us a vivid and rigorously researched interpretation of several important aspects of linguistic structure, language development and culture, as well as in casting new light on the importance of the Aramaic language and culture for later history. By linking language, medicine, rite, gender relations and economic relations (notably slave ownership), the author has achieved a holistic presentation of the Aramaic people, and in this, I think, the value of her work lies — all historical understanding has to rely on both analytical investigation and synthesizing interpretation, and this balance is achieved in a highly commendable way here.”
Dr Johan Siebers, University of Central Lancashire

Table of Contents

Foreword by Dr Johan Siebers
1. Historical facts of the Aramaen Scribes
2. Linguistic Revelations
3. Education of the Scribe
4. Medicine in Ancient Mesopotamia
5. Slaves and Slavery
6. Idol Worship
7. Status of Women
Concluding Thoughts
Primary Bibliography
Secondary Bibliography

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