Bibliography of Old Babylonian Model Contracts

1. Editions of Model Contracts

Bodine, Walter R. 2001; A Model Contract of an Exchange/Sale Transaction, in T. Abusch et alii (eds.), Historiography in the Cuneiform World. Proceedings of the XLV Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, 41-54. Bethesda: CDL Press.

Bodine, Walter R. 2014; How Mesopotamian Scribes Learned to Write Legal Documents. A Study of the Sumerian Model Contracts in the Babylonian Collection at Yale University Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press.

Civil, Miguel 1975; Appendix A: Cuneiform Texts, in McG. Gibson (ed.), Excavations at Nippur: Eleventh Season. OIC 22, 125-142. Chicago: The Oriental Institute.

Civil, Miguel 1985; Sur les "livres d'écolier" à l'époque paléo-babylonienne, in J.-M. Durand and J.-R. Kupper (eds.), Miscellanea babylonica: Mélanges offerts à Maurice Birot, 67-78. Paris: Recherche sur les civilisations.

Hallo, William W. 2002; A Model Court Case Concerning Inheritance, in T. Abusch (ed.), Riches Hidden in Secret Places. Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Memory of Thorkild Jacobsen, 141-154. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns.

Klein, Jacob and Sharlach, Tonia M. 2007; A Collection of Model Court Cases from Old Babylonian Nippur (CBS 11324), Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und Vorderasiatische Archäologie 97: 1-25. DOI:10.1515/ZA.2007.001

Lieberman, Stephen J. 1992; Nippur: City of Decisions, in M. de Jong Ellis (ed.), Nippur at the Centennial: Papers read at the 35e Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, Philadelphia 1998, 127-136. Philadelphia: the University Museum.

Proust, Christine 2007; Tablettes mathématiques de Nippur. Istanbul: IFEA, De Boccard.

Reid, J. Nicholas and Spada, Gabriella. 2020; From Oslo to Atlanta: an Old Babylonian prism collecting model contracts, Rivista degli Studi Orientali 93: 37-58.

Robson, Eleanor 2002; More than Metrology: Mathematical Education in an Old Babylonian Scribal School, in A. Imhausen and J. Steele (eds.), Astronomy And Mathematics in the Ancient Near East. AOAT 297, 325-365. Münster: Ugarit-Verlag.

Roth, Martha T. 1979; Scholastic Tradition and Mesopotamian Law: a Study of FLP 1287. A Prism in the Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia. PhD Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania.

Spada, Gabriella 2011; A Handbook from the Edubaʾa: An Old Babylonian Collection of Model Contracts. Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und Vorderasiatische Archäologie 101: 204-245. DOI:10.1515/za.2011.012

Spada, Gabriella 2012; I modelli di contratto nell'edubba paleo-babilonese. Un esempio di contratto di adozione; Annali dell'Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale" 72: 133-148.

Spada, Gabriella 2014; Two Old Babylonian Model Contracts. Cuneiform Digital Library Journal 2.

Spada, Gabriella 2018; Sumerian Model Contracts from the Old Babylonian Period in the Hilprecht Collection Jena, Texte und Materialien der Frau Prof. Hilprecht-Collection (TMH) 11, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2018.

Spada, Gabriella 2019; Old Babylonian and Related Texts, in A.R. George and G. Spada, Old Babylonian Texts in the Schøyen Collection. Part Two. School Letters, Model Contracts, and Related Texts. CUSAS 43, 73-145. University Park: Eisenbrauns.

Spada, Gabriella 2021; "I Want to Break Free": Model Contracts Recording Slave Self-Emancipation, in P. Notizia, A. Rositani, and L. Verderame (eds.), Nisaba za3-mi2. Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Honor of Francesco Pomponio. dubsar 19, 283-299. Münster: Zaphon.

Wilcke, Claus 1987; Die Inschriftenfunde der 7. und 8. Kampagnen (1983 und 1984), in B. Hrouda (ed.), Isin-Išān Bahrīyāt III. Die Ergebnisse der Ausgrabungen 1983-1984, 83-120. Munich: Bayrischen Akademie der Wissenschaftten.

Wilson, Marc 2008; Education in the Earliest Schools. Cuneiform Manuscripts in the Cotsen Collection. Los Angeles: Cotsen Occasional Press.

2. The Old Babylonian School and the scribal curriculum

Delnero, Paul 2006; Variation in Sumerian Literary Compositions: A Case Study Based on the Decad. PhD Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania.

Delnero, Paul 2010; Sumerian Extract Tablets and Scribal Education, Journal of Cuneiform Studies 62: 53-69.

George, Andrew 2005; In search of the é the ancient Mesopotamian school in literature and reality, in Y. Sefati (ed.), An Experienced Scribe who Neglects Nothing. Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Honour of Jacob Klein, 127-137. Bethesda: CDL Press.

Kleinerman, Alexandra 2011; Education in Early 2nd Millennium BC Babylonia. The Sumerian Epistolary Miscellany. Cuneiform Monographs 42. Leiden-Boston: Brill.

Robson, Eleanor 2001; The Tablet House: A Scribal School in Old Babylonian Nippur, Revue d'Assyriologie et d'archéologie orientale 95: 39-66.

Sjöberg, Åke W. 1975; The Old Babylonian Edubba, in S.J. Lieberman (ed.), Sumerological Studies in Honor of Thorkild Jacobsen on His Seventieth Birthday June 7, 1974. AS 20, 159-179. Chicago: The Oriental Institute.

Tanret, Michel 2002; Per aspera ad astra. L'apprentissage du cunéiforme à Sippar-Amnanum pendant la période paléobabylonienne tardive. Mesopotamian History and Environment. Series III Texts I/2. Ghent: University of Ghent.

Tinney, Steve 1998; Texts, Tablets and Teaching: Scribal Education in Nippur and Ur, Expedition 40: 40-50.

Tinney, Steve 1999; On the Curricular Setting of Sumerian Literature, Iraq 61: 159-172.

Vanstiphout, Herman L.J. 1978; Lipit-Eštar's Praise in the Edubba, Journal of Cuneiform Studies 30: 33-66.

Vanstiphout, Herman L.J. 1979; How Did They Learn Sumerian?, Journal of Cuneiform Studies 31: 118-126.

Vanstiphout, Herman L.J. 1995; On the Old Babylonian Eduba Curriculum, in J.W. Drijvers and A.A. MacDonald (edds.), Centres of Learning. Learning and Location in Pre-Modern Europe and the Near East, 3-16. Leiden-New York-Köln: Brill.

Veldhuis, Niek 1996; The Cuneiform Tablet as an Educational Tool, Dutch Studies on Near Eastern Languages and Literature 2: 11-26.

Veldhuis, Niek 1997; Elementary Education at Nippur. The Lists of Trees and Wooden Objects. Groningen. DOI:

Veldhuis, Niek 2000; Sumerian Proverbs in their Curricular Context, Journal of the American Oriental Society 120: 381-399.

Veldhuis, Niek 2004; Religion, Literature and Scholarship: the Sumerian Composition of Nanše and the Birds. Cuneiform Monographs 42. Leiden-Boston: Brill.

Veldhuis, Niek 2014; History of the Cuneiform Lexical Tradition. Guides to the Mesopotamian Textual Record 6. Münster: Ugarit Verlag.

Volk, Konrad 1996; Methoden altmesopotamischer Erziehung nach Quellen der altbabylonischen Zeit, Saeculum 47: 178-216.

Volk, Konrad 2000; Edubba'a und Edubba'a-Literatur: Rätsel und Lösungen, Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und Vorderasiatische Archäologie 90: 1-30.

24 May 2021

Gabriella Spada

Gabriella Spada, 'Bibliography of Old Babylonian Model Contracts', Old Babylonian Model Contracts, The OBMC Project, 2021 []

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