KIng Hammurabi of Babylon / Edition 1

KIng Hammurabi of Babylon / Edition 1

by Marc Van De Mieroop
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405126604

ISBN-13: 9781405126601

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: Wiley

In 1792, Hammurabi inherited the small territory of Babylon but by the end of his 43-year reign he had amalgamated the neighbouring city-states to produce a large, unified state. This is the first biography in English of the man that achieved this transformation. Known as a lawgiver, Hammurabi was also a talented diplomat, warrior, strategist and administrator whose…  See more details below

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In 1792, Hammurabi inherited the small territory of Babylon but by the end of his 43-year reign he had amalgamated the neighbouring city-states to produce a large, unified state. This is the first biography in English of the man that achieved this transformation. Known as a lawgiver, Hammurabi was also a talented diplomat, warrior, strategist and administrator whose conquests 'irrevocably changed the political organization of the Middle East'. In this biography, based on the extensive writings, and other sources, dating to Hammurabi's reign, Marc van de Mieroop discusses what these sources reveal about Hammurabi's events and achievements, but also about his character and attitudes towards justice and his people. Includes a useful glossary and a final chapter on how this biography was composed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405126601
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Series:
Blackwell Ancient Lives Series, #20
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
1,083,170
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.55(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.

Preface.

Map.

Chronology.

Abbreviations.

1. The Early Years.

2. The Defeat of Elam.

3. The Annexation of Larsa.

4. The Overthrow of Eshnunna.

5. Supremacy in the North.

6. The Sack of Mari.

7. Governing the New State.

8. Hammurabi the Lawgiver.

9. Hammurabi's Character.

10.Hammurabi's Legacy.

11. On Writing's Hammurabi's Biography.

Glossary.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Guide to Further Reading.

Index.

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