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The Code of Hammurabi King of Babylon This book on the legal Code of Hammurabi was published only three years after the monument on which it was engraved was discovered This is a complete English translation of the code with a running par

  • Title: The Code of Hammurabi King of Babylon
  • Author: Hammurabi Robert Francis Harper
  • ISBN: 9781410201027
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Code of Hammurabi King of Babylon By Hammurabi Robert Francis Harper, This book on the legal Code of Hammurabi was published only three years after the monument on which it was engraved was discovered This is 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, aThis book on the legal Code of Hammurabi was published only three years after the monument on which it was engraved was discovered This is 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.
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    1. The lesson I learned from this surprisingly early system of laws is this if you do something even vaguely wrong it is likely that you shall be put to death No wonder the empire lasted so long People were shit scared that their cow might wander into someone else s field But jokes aside, this was really enlightening in the sense that I never knew there existed such a well thought out code of law albeit a bloody one to deter theft, vandalism, murder and slander, that hinged above all things on offe [...]

    2. It is not my place to discuss the justice or the harshness of these laws some of which were pretty harsh, I tell you , but I found this book satisfying.Considering its origins and its being the first known code of law in the world, it was very well ordered and thorough assaults, murder, theft, slander, trade, land, animals, slaves, hirement, public services, political corruption, marriage, adoption, inheritence and other family affairs with 282 laws, the code covers all the aspects of life.

    3. The only truly interesting things about this was its origin It s the first known code of laws But other than a few harsh punishments for seemingly minor things, there s not much to marvel at.

    4. The Code of Hammurabi was a great breakthrough in the criminal justice system, setting a precedent for future refinements in the codes of various cultures Not only was it uniform in its treatment of all the people of the Babylonian nation, but it recognized the political corruption inherent in offices of authority, and introduced a great deal of measures to prevent abuse of that power, as well as heightened penalties for the privileged classes in violation of the code.This code is comprehensive [...]

    5. So the strong should not harm the weak from the prologue King Hammurabi on why he established the world s first law code.A fascinating view into life at the dawn of human civilization FYI There is no law thirteen Some interesting laws 128 If a man takes a woman to wife, but has no intercourse with her, this woman is no wife to him 132 If the finger is pointed at a man s wife about another man, but she is not caught sleeping with the other man, she shall jump into the river for her husband 154 If [...]

    6. Not a book you would read for enjoyment, but still a good to read if you are majoring in world history or criminal justice The code is basically an eye for an eye, while someone are pretty much the same now as it was before, I just felt like some crimes deserved punishment Like if a son where to hit his father the son would have his fingers cut off, but if a man where to hit a woman which caused a miscarriage he would have to pay her money, which to me that man deserves to have his fingers cut [...]

    7. I remember learning about Hammurabi s laws in high school, but we didn t have to read the actual laws I see now what a good decision that was Ol Hammy gets way too specific this reads like a transcript of every specific case ever brought to court in Sumer Plus, there s a long intro telling us how the gods picked Hamms as king, and an even longer epilogue full of curses on any future king who changes the laws Might ve been big news at the time, but it s pretty long winded and narcissistic now.

    8. The Code of Hammurabi reminds me of some of the laws in the Book of Leviticus in the Old Testament of the Bible There are laws concerning relationships between men, women, and children, as well as payment or restitution for the harming or killing of others There are also many laws concerning the payments for farming, crops, and trade, and use and care of others animals, servants, and slaves The Code is missing some text, so we don t have all the laws that were written, but it gives us a good ide [...]

    9. A disturbing look into ancient Mesopotamia, through the laws passed by King Hammurabi almost 4000 years ago I appreciate Judge Judy all the after reading this What do we learn from reading these 282 laws We learn that humanity has changed I daresay for the better A lot of the laws are settling property and contract disputes So the code prescribes price and wage fixing Adam Smith is still millennia in the future You get the classic eye for an eye that appears later in the Jewish holy texts, and [...]

    10. There are so many gruesome ways to punish another person It goes well beyond eye for an eye law 196 and tooth for a tooth law 200 This source material provides a glimpse into the value system of the Babylonian dynasty The fact that laws 66 99 are missing is disappointing This is such an excellent window into the value system of this place at that time I m sure we ve missed much by not seeing those laws The Code of Hammurabi focuses on the following subjects Slavery the text strives to back up th [...]

    11. This is a collection of laws, most of which were already in place before Hammurabi unified them into his Code It must have been progressive for his time, but it doesn t look so dignified today It is very clear that Abrahamic religious edicts have similar roots with ancient Babylonian law The Old Testament style and temperament strongly resembles Ancient Akkadian and Sumerian texts, but I m getting this impression based on English translations It s interesting and eye opening to see the threads o [...]

    12. If a judge try a case, reach a decision, and present his judgment in writing if later error shall appear in his decision, and it be through his own fault, then he shall pay twelve times the fine set by him in the case, and he shall be publicly removed from the judge s bench, and never again shall he sit there to render judgement.

    13. My daughter studied The Code of Hammurabi not this edition for homeschool using Omnibus 1 as a guide It was quite an eye opener for her, and at times she was furious Comparing Hammurabi s Code to Old Testament laws was a very interesting exercise, too.I, too, benefited from rereading this and found it fascinating than the first time.

    14. An inteseting read The Code of Hammurabi shows a sophisticated society, in which laws were modified so as to fit a particular country and people Every time I read about these early civilizations, It surprizes me to find really sophisticated and advanced thoughts and achievements.

    15. Obviously this is not the kind of book you read for its literature and creativity It was an interesting read though as you get to see how even ancient civilizations had law and order instilled in their lives, whereas we are still struggling to conform The punishments might be different and the crimes on a wider scale but the fundamentals of this system are still in place Being a translated version, the book I read does not do the actual code of Hammurabi justice.

    16. 40 pages of commonsense laws A large chunk of them deal with responsibility, trying to fix moral hazard It has no bull shit rules like the cleanliness laws of the bible Some examples 226 If a barber, without the knowledge of his master,cut the sign of a slave on a slave not to be sold,the hands of this barber shall be cut off.227 If any one deceive a barber, and have him mark aslave not for sale with the sign of a slave, heshall be put to death, and buried in his house.The barber shall swear I d [...]

    17. A list of laws, penalties, fines, wages and fees in ancient Babylonia What is a fairly dry list of laws actually provides a lot of insight into life in ancient times Reading the laws provides evidence of the presence of agriculture, irrigation canals, tillage, tenancy of land, corn and sesame, orchards, sheep grown for wool and prey to lions , and allowance for storm, flood and drought belief in magic and witchcraft slavery doctors and veterinarians with set fees, and penalties if their patients [...]

    18. The Code of Hammurabi, from the third millenium B.C.E was an attempt to encode various laws into a fairly straight forward justice system Numerous specific crimes are mentioned, along with very specific punishments Most of the crimes revolve around things dealing with farming, buying and selling things, and debts.Punishments ranged from paying a fine in money or goods animals , to somewhat much severe, like having a hand cut off, all the way to death Some of the things I found most interesting [...]

    19. Created out of divine authority, world s first code of laws is quite an amusing read.It surprised me with some of its humane laws If a man has incurred a debt and a storm has flooded his field or carried away the crop, or the corn has not grown because of drought, in that year he shall not pay his creditor Further, he shall post date his bond and shall not pay interest for that year.I mean okay there is capital sentence even for such minor crimes as burgalaries and theft but that is to be expect [...]

    20. Tedious but well organized in topics All in all interesting short read 1 and 2 about sorcery Giving you the impression that killing sorcerers and witches is the oldest sport in the planet, and pagan much before it ever became christian 3 to 13 about legal practices Judicial misconduct, witness protection, perjury 14 to 127 has some missing text, but it s generally about property including slaves and banking 128 to 184 about women, family and marriage, and it s kinda hard to distinguish them in t [...]

    21. A very difficult book to rate, since it s not actually a book, but a historical document It s interesting because it exists and we can read and understand the language, and thus learn something about the society this law text originated in It s even fascinating to the curious layperson who knows next to nothing about this time and place in history that would be me I ll give it four stars because it s an important document But it s of course most of interest to scholars On a side note It s fascin [...]

    22. It s an essential text that should be part of the academic curriculum It s than obvious the relationship of the Code and later Jewish writings as well as the Christian Bible There may have been earlier texts, but this so predates the Bible that we can see the threads of the Judeo Christian tradition You then have to ask yourself where does the Christian God fit into all of this It s clear where and approximately when as well as who passed down the Ten Commandments The Code can be read carefully [...]

    23. I have not tried other translations yet, but this is an easy and understandable read for anybody interested in some of the world s oldest recorded laws I highly recommend this book if you re interested in the evolution of popular morality The Hammurabi version of fairness is extremely interesting too for example, a poor man is fined less than a rich man in cases of ill fortune or even law breaking they even paid less for the doctor, erm, bronze lancet treatment , yet if a poor man injures a rich [...]

    24. In this codex, Hammurabi covers issues regarding murder, thievery, slavery, leases, trade, and some about children and women It s fascinating that such ancient laws were able to be created and even documented in a smart fashion unto stone tablets and steles, to be deciphered by nowadays linguists I always remember the first time I heard about this law from junior high school back then without knowing what s being written inside of it, though.Well, I thought the law that King Hammurabi set upon h [...]

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