On the interpretation of the 37 of the Hittite laws in the light of other indo-european traditions
Keywords:On the interpretation of the 37 of the Hittite laws in the light of other indo-european traditions
The recent progress of the study of the Hittite Laws was largely due to the addition of new fragments to the texts that in many respects proved the correctness of the views expressed earlier by Prof V.Korošec. It seems that another important source of the insights in the original meaning of the oldest parts of the Laws lies in the comparison of the oldest Hittite tradition with other Indo-European legal texts. The comparative studies of the last years have shovm that one might speak about the Common Indo-european legal tradition or - to use Gernets aptterm - »proto-law« »prédroit« (that is the oldest system where the legal institutions and the religious practice were blended into one syncretic whole). It has been shown in these studies that several terms connected with the legal status of a woman in the house had Common Indo-European origin.
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