Elena Cassin

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Elena Margherita Cassin (* 1909 in Cuneo ; † June 2011 in Paris ) was an Italian ancient orientalist .

Elena Cassin, born in 1909, studied religious history at the University of Rome and received her doctorate there in 1933. She then went to Paris and since then has mainly dealt with the legal and economic history of ancient Mesopotamia . She worked for the Revue d'Assyriologie and belongs to the Annales School . As Maître de recherche she was research officer at the Center national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS).

Together with Jean Bottéro and Jean Vercoutter , Cassin published volumes 2 to 4 of Fischer Weltgeschichte , which dealt with the ancient oriental world.


  • L'Adoption a Nuzi , Paris 1938
  • Symboles de cession immobiliere dans l'ancien droit mesopotamia , Paris 1952
  • Le sceau: un fait de civilization dans la Mésopotamie ancienne, in: Annales d'histoire sociale, a. 15, 1960, 4, pp. 742-751.
  • Le roi et le lion , in: Revue de l'histoire des religions, 4/1981

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Individual evidence

  1. Biographical data of Elena Cassin from Mario Gandini: Raffaele Pettazzoni nelle spire del fascismo (PDF file; 1.13 MB; accessed on February 24, 2017)
  2. Elena Cassin in Fischer Weltgeschichte, Volume 4, Fischer Bücherei 1967, page 2