Harper, Robert Francis. The Code of Hammurabi King of Babylon. About 2250 B.C. Autographed Text Transliteration... Originally published: Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1904. xvi, 192, [ii] pp., [i], ciii plates, including map of the region. Reprinted 2010 by the Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781616190521; ISBN-10: 1616190523. Paperback. One inch crease to lower right front cover, else new. $8.95 * The Code of Hammurabi is a collection of laws decreed by Hammurabi, the King of Babylon, (ruled ca. 1796 BC - 1750 BC). These were inscribed on cuneiform tablets towards the end of his reign and discovered in 1901 by the Egyptologist Gustave Jequier. The code consists of 282 case laws carved in forty-nine columns on a basalt stele. The code encompasses commercial, criminal and civil law. This edition contains a complete English translation of the code with a running parallel transliteration of the original ideograms. All corrections and erasures are included. This edition also includes facsimiles of all of the original cuneiform tablets, a thorough glossary and index of subjects, lists of proper names and tables of weights and currencies. Robert Francis Harper [1864-1914] was Professor of the Semitic Languages and Literatures in the University of Chicago, Director of the Babylonian Section of the Oriental Exploration Fund of the University of Chicago, Managing Editor of The American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures, and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
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