WORTH 5 SILVER SHEKELS: SLAVERY IN MESOPOTAMIAN'S PRIVATE ARCHIVES

Autores

  • Katia Maria Paim Pozzer Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31669/herodoto.v1i1.30

Palavras-chave:

Slavery, archive, Mesopotamia

Resumo

We propose a reflection about the theme of slavery, from the study of the archives of an important businessman in the city of Larsa, in the south Mesopotamian, named Ubar-Šamaš, during the reign of King Rîm-Sîn (1822-1763 BCE). This merchant exercised relevant economic activities, such as buying and selling land in urban and rural areas, silver loans and slave trade. In paleobabylonian society, slave labor did not occupy an important role in the economy, and the conditions of the trade of servantswere directly linked to political conditions, such as war and its economic and social consequences. Another objective of this article is to offer Brazilian readers research sources for the study of economic history of the ancient world, from the translation of documents directly from Akkadian language and cuneiform writing into Portuguese.

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Publicado

2016-04-12

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Pozzer, K. M. . P. (2016). WORTH 5 SILVER SHEKELS: SLAVERY IN MESOPOTAMIAN’S PRIVATE ARCHIVES. Heródoto: Revista Do Grupo De Estudos E Pesquisas Sobre a Antiguidade Clássica E Suas Conexões Afro-asiáticas, 1(1), 149–164. https://doi.org/10.31669/herodoto.v1i1.30