King Hammurabi of Babylon: A Biography (Paperback)
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Short Description for King Hammurabi of Babylon * The first biography in English of the famous Babylonian lawgiver, King Hammurabi (fl. 1792 to 1750 BC). * Presents a well--rounded view of Hammurabi's accomplishments. * Describes how Hammurabi dealt with powerful rivals and extended his kingdom.
- Published: 01 November 2004
- Format: Paperback 184 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781405126601 ISBN 10: 1405126604
- Sales rank: 975,983
Full description for King Hammurabi of Babylon
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.