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King Hammurabi of Babylon A Biography

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ISBN-10: 1405126604

ISBN-13: 9781405126601

Edition: 2004

Authors: Marc Van de Mieroop

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This is the first biography in English of King Hammurabi, who ruled Babylon from 1792 to 1750 BC and presents a rounded view of his accomplishments. Describes how Hammurabi dealt with powerful rivals and extended his kingdom. Draws on the King's own writings and on diplomatic correspondence that has only recently become available. Explores the administration of the kingdom and the legacies of his rule, especially his legal code. Demonstrates how Hammurabi's conquests irrevocably changed the political organization of the Near East, so that he was long remembered as one of the great kings of the past. Written to be accessible to a general audience.
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Book details

List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/22/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface
Map
Chronology
Abbreviations
The Early Years
The Defeat of Elam
The Annexation of Larsa
The Overthrow of Eshnunna
Supremacy in the North
The Sack of Mari
Governing the New State
Hammurabi, the Lawgiver
Hammurabi's Character
Hammurabi's Legacy
On Writing Hammurabi's Biography
Glossary
Notes
Bibliography
Guide to Further Reading
Index