Open AccessSome remarks on change and innovation in ancient Near Eastern customary lawOpen Access
acta universitatis lodziensis
The article presents the ways customary law could be gradually changed in the ancient Near East. They included working with existing institutions while modifying their consequences as well as their scope of application with tools such as legal fiction. However, the conservative nature of the ancient oriental culture, as well as that of the scribal education made any sudden, radical modification impossible, and even if a new contract type was created, it would keep the pretense of following a long-established practice.
Subject(s)computer science , history , law , political science , programming language , scope (computer science)
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