King Hammurabi of Babylon

Book Details

Author  Marc Van De Mieroop
Publisher  Blackwell Publishing
Publication Date   October 22, 2004
ISBN  1405126604
Pages  184

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Description

This is the first biography in English of King Hammurabi, who ruled Babylon from 1792 to 1750 BC and presents a rounded view of his accomplishments.


  • Describes how Hammurabi dealt with powerful rivals and extended his kingdom.
  • Draws on the King’s own writings and on diplomatic correspondence that has only recently become available.
  • Explores the administration of the kingdom and the legacies of his rule, especially his legal code.
  • Demonstrates how Hammurabi’s conquests irrevocably changed the political organization of the Near East, so that he was long remembered as one of the great kings of the past.
  • Written to be accessible to a general audience.

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