Essay on Ancient Mesopotamia And The Modern Era

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Another way that identity was created was through the use of different political systems. Each civilization and group of people have had some form of a political system. The earliest recorded political systems date back to ancient times. The political history of the world, and as a result the history of political thinking by man, stretches up through the Medieval period and the Renaissance. In the Age of Enlightenment, political bodies expanded from basic systems of self-governance and monarchy to the compound democratic and communist systems that exist of the Industrialized and the Modern Era. Comparable political systems have expanded from vaguely defined frontier-type boundaries, to the definite boundaries existing today.

Ancient Mesopotamia 's justice codes are the world 's oldest. These laws were well-known and observed by the early cultures that flourished in the region that stretched from today’s Iran in the east to the shores of the eastern Mediterranean, and from Asia Minor on the north to the borders of Egypt at the south. Dating from the fourth millennium B.C., and recorded either on clay tablets or stone monuments, the laws were displayed publicly to exhibit a king 's just rule. Mesopotamian cultures established courts to understand their laws. They gathered legal passages and phrases, created the concept of example and the authority of the written documents that guaranteed the moralities of the individual. Law was an essential and vital part of society, and…

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