The Code of Hammurabi

By: Anavitarte, E. J.*

The Code of Hammurabi is a historical document from Mesopotamia from the 18th century BC. C. composed of a legislative compilation made by King Hammurabi, sixth of the Babylonian dynasty and which constitutes a window to the legal production prior to the Roman period.

This document allows us to understand the legal institutions present in the towns of preclassic antiquity, and the evolutions that these institutions had later. Being one of the main references for the study of law as a natural behavior to the human being.

Its value is above all historical, since the code did not directly influence the subsequent legal systems that were developed in the Mediterranean account, such as Greek or Roman law. But archaeological investigations show that the code is similar to the law of other Semitic peoples, such as the Hebrews, and therefore with the legal vision of the Christian world.

It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using 'Content here, content here', making it look like readable English.

You must log in to access this content
Iniciar con Google
Iniciar con Facebook