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From Street Walking to the Convent: Child Prostitution Cases Judged by the Juvenile Court of Brussels during World War One

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Author(s): François, Aurore
François, Aurore - From Street Walking to the Convent: Child Prostitution Cases Judged by the Juvenile Court of Brussels during World War One Keywords: Brussels | female minors | First World War | Juvenile Court | Paul Wets | prostitution ISFWWS-Keywords: Belgium | Children and War | Home fronts | Germany | Pre-war period | Society | Violence against civilians Abstract: Paul Wets, the Juvenile Court Judge for Brussels, re-opened one of the most delicate questions that the Belgian justice administration had dealt with during the First World War…

Treaty Of Aššur-Nerariv With Matiʾ-Ilu, King of arpad (4.34)

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Author(s): Lauinger, Jacob
Commentary Subject: Lev 26:29; Deut 28:53–57; Jer 19:9; Ezek 5:10; 2Kgs 6:28–29; Lam 2:20; 4:10 This treaty between the Assyrian king Aššur-nerari V (754–745) and Matiʾ-ilu, the king of the Syro-Anatolian city-state of Arpad, was made during a period of general decline in Assyria’s centralized control in the first half of the eighth century. Nonetheless, Parpola and Watanabe (1988:xxvii) suggest that the treaty “was probably concluded in Aššur-nerari’s very first year and it seems to have been duly observed by…

Texts from Nuzi (4.31)

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Author(s): von Dassow, Eva
Introduction Nuzi was a city in the land of Arrapḫe, which lay northeast of the Tigris between the Little Zab and the tributaries of the Radānu, flowing from the Zagros foothills. During the 15th and early 14th centuries bce , Arrapḫe was a kingdom subordinate to Mittani.1 Its seat of kingship was the city of Arrapḫe, also called Āl-ilāni, “City of the Gods,” located at present-day Kirkuk. Toward the end of the 19th century CE, cuneiform tablets dug clandestinely from the ancient mound in Kirkuk began to circulate on the antiquities market. This site, being inhabited,…