The economy, social and political system of the Babylonian state in the reign of Hammurabi is known due to the preserved code of laws of this king, his correspondence with governors and officials and private-law documents.
The publication of the laws was a serious political undertaking by Hammurabi, aimed at consolidating his vast power. The code of laws is divided into three parts: the introduction, the text of the laws themselves and the conclusion. He is the most important source on many sides of the life of the Babylonian society of the first half of the 18th century. BC. E. Read the rest of this entry »