On amīltūtu in Emar

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October 30, 2013

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REFEMA

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On amīltūtu in Emar Masamichi Yamada (REFEMA 3rd Workshop: Sep. 3-4, 2013, Carqueiranne) ABSTRACT The recently published Emar text, Subartu 17-T, is significant for its attestation of the term amīltūtu, the female counterpart of amīlūtu. An analysis of the amīlūtu contracts, a kind of debt contract, shows that this term indicates a debtor owing silver who himself enters into the household of the creditor as possessory (antichretic) pledge; at the same time another security (hypothecary pledge...

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