Hammurabi's Code: Influence Of Laws On Western Civilization

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What was Hammurabi’s Code, what was the significance of the laws, and what was the impact of these laws on later civilizations? The development of Hammurabi’s code was significant. Hammurabi was the best known Mesopotamian king. Hammurabi ruled the Babylonian Empire from 1792 – 1750 BCE. One reason that Hammurabi created his code of laws was because he was concerned with keeping order in his kingdom. When Hammurabi began ruling, he didn’t even have control of 50 square miles of territory. As he conquered other territories, his empire grew, and he needed to unite the groups that he controlled. Hammurabi said that he wants "to make justice visible in the land, to destroy the wicked person and the evil-doer, that the strong might not injure the
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