Provisions of the Law Code of King Hammurabi


Read this source, and in 600-800 words of text excluding  cover page and references (approximately 2-3 pages), briefly describe  the major provisions of this law code and discuss what you learned about ancient Babylonian society from this law code. Use only this reading—do not use any other sources!

In this assignment, you will read this excerpt from the law code of King Hammurabi, the ruler of Babylon, which was one of the ancient city-states of Mesopotamia. Dating from approximately 1750  BCE, this is the oldest known written legal code:

The code of Hammurabi [18th century BCE] –

  • Must be double-spaced with 1-inch margins all around and typed in  12-point Times New Roman.
  • Must include a Cover Page, citations and References Page.
  • Should be proofread for spelling and grammatical mistakes.