King Hammurabi Case Study

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Babylon’s King Hammurabi ruled from 1792 to 1750 B.C. He is the sixth ruler of the Amorite dynasty and the most well know. During his reign he established 282 laws and standards. These laws were made to keep the southern Mesopotamia from rebelling as well as keeping order within his people. Hammurabi had a military force which means that there was stable work force of artesian. Babylon had some kind of currency if the kingdom had artesian and other trade works. King Hammurabi had all 282 laws carved onto twelve stone pillars. These twelve pillars went missing, later found in Iran in 1902. These laws give new light to crime and justice, on the economy, class and slavery, and the roles of men and women.
The laws that portent to crime and justice are masculin using the pronoun “he” and “man”. This allow us to know that Babylon was a male dominant society, man have more power over women. King Hammurabi set laws that were fair, each law for criminals were set forth to find justice. Law Three states; “If any one bring an accusation of
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Law two hundred twenty- nine is “If a builder build a house for someone, and does not construed to properly, and the house which he built fall in and kill its owner, then that builder shall be put to death.” King Hammurabi makes sure to reinforces his laws that followed “eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth” this was to insure that jobs were not done poorly. There was some form of apprenticeship in Babylon as shown in law two hundred fifty-three “If any one agree with another to tend his field, give him seed, entrust a yoke of oxen to him, and bind him to cultivate the field, if he steal the corn or plants, and take them for himself, his hands shall be hewn off” This law also tells us that there is a difference in robbing and stealing. Robbing is seen as a more severe offence that results in one 's death. Whereas if you steal only your hands will be chopped

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