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The Life and Times of Hammurabi (Biography from Ancient Civilizations Series)
     

The Life and Times of Hammurabi (Biography from Ancient Civilizations Series)

by Tamera Bryant
 
Hammurabi was an important leader in ancient Mesopotamia. Following the model of the warrior-king Sargon, Hammurabi built the tiny city-state of Babylon into a vast empire. He was recognized as a hands-on ruler. Not content to delegate duties to governors and advisors, Hammurabi was personally involved with all the goings-on in his empire. From the digging of canals

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Hammurabi was an important leader in ancient Mesopotamia. Following the model of the warrior-king Sargon, Hammurabi built the tiny city-state of Babylon into a vast empire. He was recognized as a hands-on ruler. Not content to delegate duties to governors and advisors, Hammurabi was personally involved with all the goings-on in his empire. From the digging of canals to the construction of huge temples, Hammurabi was very interested in justice and fairness. He thought of himself as a shepherd and protector of all his people. He wanted everyone, the poor and the wealthy, to be treated fairly. In the second half of his reign, Hammurabi compiled a lengthy collection of laws into a single code. It is one of the oldest known law codes. You can find reminders of this ancient code in law books around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584153382
Publisher:
Mitchell Lane Pub Inc
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
Biography from Ancient Civilizations: Legends, Folklore, and Stories of Ancient Worlds Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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