The Oldest Code of Laws in the World


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Author  Hammurabi
Publisher  The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
Publication Date   January 1, 2000
ISBN  1584770619
Pages  100

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Johns, C.H.W., Translator. The Oldest Code of Laws in the World: The Code of Laws Promulgated by Hammurabi, King of Babylon, B.C. 2285-2242. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1926. xii, 88 pp. Reprinted 2000 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 99-053070. ISBN-13: 978-1-58477-061-9. ISBN-10: 1-58477-061-9. Cloth. $60.

* The text, in English, of the Code of Hammurabi, which is the earliest code of laws. Probably issued about 1750 B.C., it includes 282 sections in an ordered arrangement. The index, created by the translator, may be viewed as a digest of the Code itself.

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