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This front matter section of this book titled Sons and Descendants contains the table of contents, a list of tables, a list of figures, and a list of abbreviations. The book represents the first comprehensive study of Babylonian family names. Drawing primarily on evidence from legal documents from the early Neo-Babylonian period (747-626 B.C.) Anthropological concepts about kinship and the terminology used within the field to categorize kinship structures are a necessary starting point for the consideration of early Neo-Babylonian kin groups.

Keywords: Babylonian family names; Neo-Babylonian kin groups



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