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Author: Ilan Peled

Title: Crime and Sexual Offense in Hatti

Subtitle: -

Journal: Near Eastern Archaeology

Volume: 78

Issue: 4

Year: December 2015

Pages: 286-293

ISSN: 1094-2076 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 2325-5404 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Ancient History: Ancient Near East | Prosecution: Laws



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Author: Ilan Peled, Leiden Institute for Area Studies, Universiteit Leiden (Leiden University) –

Abstract: »This article offers an introductory overview of the topic of crime and punishment in the Hittite kingdom. I offer general background to the topic and focus on one case-study: crimes related to sexual behavior. Even within this narrower topic, the discussion is limited to one main example, incest prohibitions and the regulation of kin relations, which have not previously been studied as a distinct topic.« (Source: Near Eastern Archaeology)


  Crime in Hatti: An Overview (p. 286)
  Sexual Offenses in Hatti (p. 287)
  Incest and Kin Relations (p. 287)
  Adultery and Rape (p. 291)
  Bestiality (p. 291)
  Homosexual Intercourse (p. 292)
  Incest and Kin Relations in Hittite Legal Thought (p. 292)
  Notes (p. 292)
  References (p. 293)
  About the Author (p. 293)

Wikipedia: Ancient history: Ancient Near East / Hittites | Law: Laws regarding rape