Studies of Bactrian Legal Documents deals with legal texts written in Bactrian, an eastern Middle Iranian language, between the 4th and 8th centuries CE. The work aims to give insight in the Bactrian legal formulary as well as its historical context. In order to achieve that, the author carefully examines the terms and phrases in the legal documents and clarifies their function. Then he explores the historical background of expressions and wordings. To this end, he uses documents from other regions of the Near East spanning from Egypt to Turkestan.
Hossein Sheikh, Ph.D (2017), Georg-August University, Göttingen, is an independent researcher. He has published articles on legal practice in ancient Iran and Central Asia, particularly on legal terminology and slavery.
All interested in legal practice particularly legal terminology in the ancient Iranian world and generally in ancient near eastern legal practice