- Describes how Hammurabi dealt with powerful rivals and extendedhis kingdom.
- Draws on the King’s own writings and on diplomaticcorrespondence that has only recently become available.
- Explores the administration of the kingdom and the legacies ofhis rule, especially his legal code.
- Demonstrates how Hammurabi’s conquests irrevocablychanged the political organization of the Near East, so that he waslong remembered as one of the great kings of the past.
- Written to be accessible to a general audience.
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Table of ContentsList of Illustrations.
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.
11. On Writing's Hammurabi's Biography.
Guide to Further Reading.