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  1. Joseph G. Martinez Joseph G. Martinez says:

    Foundational to most man written law thoughout history.


  2. Mike Mike says:

    I am happy to have this in my library.


  3. Kenneth Kenneth says:

    Excellent book


  4. Teri Ward Teri Ward says:

    This book the first edition of which was printed in 1904 provides the student of Mesopotamian antiquity with an astounding examination of the famous Code of Hammurabi, a king of Babylon who provided his subjects with what was probably the most comprehensive set of laws in existence at the time in which they were written It is interesting to note that the laws themselves are said by Hammurabi to have been rendered unto him directly by Marduk, an ancient Sumerian sun god.The book is amazing in many ways, not the least of which being the fact that the actual codes themselves were found, engraved on a large block of black diorite, in 1901 CE and yet were fully transliterated by a diverse group of scholars and in print as early as 1904 CE This feat of having rendered a complete transliteration of the codes along with several extremely difficult passages that appeared in the epilogue is a truly impressive scholastic effort, the incredible work of several eminent Assyriologists of the early 20th Century CE.A great deal of information concerning the social structure of Babylon may be gleaned by reading through these codes, revealed both directly and also by inference We are able to see quite well what their system of social prioritization was like, and by being so acquainted with their s, proscriptions and so forth, a very clear picture of the Babylonians as a collective group emerges.This book would be most valuable to those who are interested in the history of ancient Semitic people, but also to those who are interested in the history of torts and criminal codes in general As it is, the Codes of Hammurabi can be seen to have influenced subsequent legal codiciles, allegedly to include even the Ten Commandments as transferred by Moses As these latter codes were to become a cornerstone of the subsequent ethical apperception of Europe thus having a further impact on the rest of the world, even unto this very day one might say that by reading the Codes of Hammurabi we are able to see how the laws of most Western people evolved over the past four millenia.While this book does not present us with a very difficult read, it might not be entirely interesting to the casual perusal of the average person Even so, it is possible that virtually anyone who picked up this book and read some of it would learn a great deal about a famous society that became extinct around 1100 BCE, that is, the society of the ancient city state known as Babylon Perhaps by so knowing, we may also be facing an examination of ourselves.


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The Code of Hammurabi Complete English translation with a running parallel transliteration of the original ideograms of The Code of Hammurabi, the longest surviving legal text from the Old Babylonian period The Code of Hammurabi is a collection of laws proscribed by Hammurabi, the sixth King of the First Dynasty of Babylon, and reigned from approximately 1792 BC to 1750 BC These were inscribed on cuneiform tablets towards the end of his reign and discovered on the acropolis of Susa in 1901 by the Egyptologist Gustav J quier The code consists of 282 case laws carved in forty nine columns on a basalt stele The code encompasses commercial, criminal and civil law This edition contains a complete English translation of the code with a running parallel transliteration of the original ideograms All corrections and erasures are included This edition also includes facsimiles of all of the original cuneiform tablets, a thorough glossary and index of subjects, lists of proper names and tables of weights and currencies Robert Francis Harper 1864 1914 was Professor of the Semitic Languages and Literatures in the University of Chicago, Director of the Babylonian Section of the Oriental Exploration Fund of the University of Chicago, Managing Editor of The American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures, and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society CONTENTS Frontispiece Preface Introduction Transliteration and Translation Index of Subjects List of Proper Names Glossary Photograph of Text Autographed Text List of Signs List of Numerals List of Scribal Errors List of Erasures Map of Babylonia

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  • The Code of Hammurabi
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  • 15 October 2018
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