By Jursa, Michael

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And 15. 252 Note that the observation made by D. Charpin in his critical review of A. Seri's book on Old Babylonian local institutions, viz. 'est un meeting dans I'anglais d'aujourd'hui" (Charpin 2007: 181) could also be applied to the Neo-Babylonian evidence. , the elders of a small village or city in the neighbourhood of Nippur who are defined as miir-bane and undertake an obligation on behalf of their 248 1. 3. The Nee-Babylonian economy: the state of the question, problems and models proven.

If the overall goal is to develop a model of the Neo-Babylonian economy that is as coherent as possible and has as much explanatory power as can be achieved, these four factors must be essential building blocks for a basic interpretative matrix. Into this matrix other pieces of information will have to be fitted for the purpose of gaining a better, more nuanced understanding of the basic trends, their impact and their limitations. Two more factors, which for themselves canĀ· be considered well established and relatively unproblematic, can be included in this list.

They had their heyday in the seventh century and perhaps earlier, when central royal power was weak or non-existent. Z 56 When the Assyrian kings addressed "the men of Babylon" (miir(u) Biibili), or of any other city, and especially when their emissaries negotiated with these "citizens," a defined, physical body of men was intended, viz. the assemblies. 257 The evidence suggests a limited body of men, chosen from among their peers,258 who could represent their city vis-a-vis outside powers and had the power to raise troops, wage war and make peace.

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