Book Report on Hammurabi

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In his position as King of Babylonia, Hammurabi managed to
organize the world's first code of laws and establish Babylon as the
dominant and successful Amorite city of its time. "Records written on
clay tablets show that Hammurabi was a very capable administrator and a
successful warrior. His rule spanned from 1792 B.C. to 1750 B.C. When
he became king in 1792, he was still young, but had already become
entrusted with many official duties in his administration"(Grolier). In
the early years of his reign, Hammurabi mostly participated in
traditional activities, such as repairing buildings, digging canals, and
fighting wars. Yet later in his rule, Hammurabi organized a unique code
of laws, the first of its kind, therefore making himself one of the
world's most influential leaders.

Hammurabi was primarily influential to the world because of his
code of laws. This code consisted of 282 provisions, systematically
arranged under a variety of subjects. He sorted his laws into groups
such as family, labor, personal property, real estate, trade, and
business. This was the first time in history that any laws had been
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