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The Hammurabi Code
An overview of the Hammurabi Code and its influence on today's law.
# 137161 | 2,250 words | 0 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in History (Middle Eastern) , Law (General)

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The paper discusses the Hammurabi Code that was the first written code which covered what today we consider both criminal and civil litigation. The paper describes how the Code was rigid and dealt out severe punishments, including death for robbery and fraud, estasblished many rights for wives and widows, set fees that could be charged by craftsmen and surgeons, and also - among the 282 laws - covered family and property rights. The paper notes the many influences which carry down to present day laws.

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"I. Hammurabi and Babylonia during his time A. Details about Hammurabi 1. How he came into power 2. External influences a. threats from other lands b. conquests B. The need for a code. II. The development of the Code of Hammurabi A. influences..."

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