Hammurabi's Code of Laws is often described as an important new "technology" of rule because it established clear expectations of rights, obligations, and possible penalties for all Mesopotamians, thereby making delegation of ruling power easier while also providing people with the stability of knowing what was expected of them. The codes also give modern-day people a clear picture of Mesopotamian values as well as their social and gender differences. Based on this week's readings, summarize the limitations and rights that Mesopotamian women have. Overall, conclude what the main behaviors are that the law code is trying to support and deter.
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Hammurabi was an ancient king and the people in Mesopatamia had to live under his rule. Hammurabi created his code of laws, which was really 282 laws, in the year 1750 BC. The Code of Hammurabi was inscribed on stone, which suggests that the King accepted the laws from the sun god, Shamash. The code of laws encouraged people to accept authority of a king, who was trying to give common rules to govern the subjects' behavior. In Cuneiform, he set down the first set of written laws.
Now getting to the women. Their rights were not equal to those of men. However in early periods women were free to go out to the marketplaces, ...
The Hammurabi's Code of Laws are analyzed.