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King Hammurabi of Babylon: A Biography (Marc Van De Mieroop) Hardcover Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2004) 9781405126595
King Hammurabi of Babylon: A Biography (Marc Van De Mieroop) Hardcover Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2004) 9781405126595
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Title: King Hammurabi of Babylon: A Biography

Author: Mieroop, Marc Van De

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Publication Date: 2004

Hardcover; ISBN: 9781405126595

Volumes: 1; Pages: 184

List Price in Cloth: $119.95 Our price: $99.99

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This is the first biography in English of King Hammurabi, who ruled Babylon from 1792 to 1750 B.C. and presents a rounded view of his accomplishments.* Describes how Hammurabi dealt with powerful rivals and extended his kingdom.* Draws on the King's own writings and on diplomatic correspondence that has only recently become available.* Explores the administration of the kingdom and the legacies of his rule, especially his legal code.* Demonstrates how Hammurabi's conquests irrevocably changed the political organization of the Near East, so that he was long remembered as one of the great kings of the past.* Written to be accessible to a general audience.ContentsThis is the first biography in English of King Hammurabi, who ruled Babylon from 1792 to 1750 B.C. and presents a rounded view of his accomplishments.* Describes how Hammurabi dealt with powerful rivals and extended his kingdom.* Draws on the King's own writings and on diplomatic correspondence that has only recently become available.* Explores the administration of the kingdom and the legacies of his rule, especially his legal code.* Demonstrates how Hammurabi's conquests irrevocably changed the political organization of the Near East, so that he was long remembered as one of the great kings of the past.* Written to be accessible to a general audience.
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