LaOCOST Law and Order: Cuneiform Online Sustainable Tool

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The Hammurabi Law Collection


Issues of law and gender relations are highly significant in the life of every human society, past and present alike. They touch upon the very foundations of the social order, and pertain to the manner in which people are organized, establish social institutions and perpetuate stratification and inequality. The LaOCOST (Law and Order: Cuneiform Online Sustainable Tool) project will illuminate how they were practiced in the ancient Near East, utilizing a digital corpus of legal and non-legal texts as its database.

LaOCOST is directed by Ilan Peled, Leiden University Institute for Area Studies.

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