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The Status of the Code of Hammurabi

in Writing, Law, and Kingship in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226101583
eISBN:
9780226101590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101590.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyzes the modalities of the composition of the Code of Hammurabi and the manner it was used in Babylonia during its author's time and after. It suggests that this code clearly belongs ... More


Hammurabi and International Law

in Writing, Law, and Kingship in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226101583
eISBN:
9780226101590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101590.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the Code of Hammurabi in relation to international law. It addresses three themes: the reception of foreign messengers, the law of war and the conclusion of treaties. The ... More


Writing, Law, and Kingship in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia

Dominique Charpin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226101583
eISBN:
9780226101590
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101590.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Ancient Mesopotamia, the fertile crescent between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in what is now western Iraq and eastern Syria, is considered to be the cradle of civilization—home of the Babylonian ... More


Introduction: The Historian's Task and Sources

in Writing, Law, and Kingship in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226101583
eISBN:
9780226101590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101590.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This introduction discusses the theme of this volume which is about the writing, codes of laws and kingship in Mesopotamia during the Old Babylonian period. This volume examines the question of ... More


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