Published on November 24, 2015
For more classes visit www.indigohelp.com History - General History Understanding Hammurabi’s Code of Laws. Hammurabi's Code of Laws is often described as an important new "technology" of rule because it established clear expectations of rights, obligations, and possible penalties for all Mesopotamians, thereby making delegation of ruling power easier while also providing people with the stability of knowing what was expected of them. The codes also give modern-day people a clear picture of Mesopotamian values as well as their social and gender differences. Based on this week’s readings, summarize the limitations and rights that Mesopotamian women had. Overall, conclude what the main behaviors are that the law code is trying to support and deter.