King Hammurabi of Babylon: A Biography

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John Wiley & Sons, 30/04/2008 - 184 páginas
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This is the first biography in English of King Hammurabi, who ruledBabylon from 1792 to 1750 BC and presents a rounded view of hisaccomplishments.

  • Describes how Hammurabi dealt with powerful rivals and extendedhis kingdom.
  • Draws on the King’s own writings and on diplomaticcorrespondence that has only recently become available.
  • Explores the administration of the kingdom and the legacies ofhis rule, especially his legal code.
  • Demonstrates how Hammurabi’s conquests irrevocablychanged the political organization of the Near East, so that he waslong remembered as one of the great kings of the past.
  • Written to be accessible to a general audience.
 

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Índice

A Biography 1 The Early Years
1
A Biography 2 The Defeat of Elam
15
A Biography 3 The Annexation of Larsa
31
A Biography 4 The Overthrow of Eshnunna
40
A Biography 5 Supremacy in the North
54
A Biography 6 The Sack of Mari
64
A Biography 7 Governing the New State
79
A Biography 8 Hammurabi the Lawgiver
99
A Biography 10 Hammurabis Legacy
122
A Biography 11 On Writing Hammurabis Biography
135
A Biography Glossary
146
A Biography Notes
153
A Biography Bibliography
160
A Biography Guide to Further Reading
164
A Biography Index
166
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A Biography 9 Hammurabis Character
112

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Marc Van De Mieroop is Professor of Ancient Near East History at Columbia University, New York. He has written numerous books and articles, including most recently A History of the Ancient Near East, c. 3000–323 BC (Blackwell Publishing, 2004).

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