Hammurabi Dbq

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At the beginning of recorded history, writing was mainly used by societies to keep track of crops and trade transactions. However, as civilization progressed, writing had taken on a life of its own, with it uses evolving from keeping records to literature and law. Law codes at the time were few and far between, it wasn’t until King Hammurabi set laws for the Old Babylonian Empire were they etched into stone. Multiple empires in the region with kings also considered god-like, Hammurabi exalted himself above others and said that he was sent to Earth by their storm-god Marduk and it was said that he shall banish evil-doers, bring righteousness, and further mankind. This document details not only criminal law but laws that define marriage, divorce
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