Cambridge University Press
Ancient Legal Thought: Equity; Justice; and Humaneness From Hammurabi and the Pharaohs to Justinian and the Talmud (PDF) is a study of what constituted legality and the role of law in ancient societies. Investigating and comparing legal thinking and legal codes of the ancient societies of Mesopotamia; Greece; India; Egypt; the Roman Republic; the Roman Empire and of the ancient Rabbis; this volume examines how people in the past used law to create stable societies. Starting with Hammurabi’s Code; this volume also analyzes the law of the pharaohs and the codes of the ancient rabbis and of the Roman Emperor Justinian. Focusing on the key concepts of justice humaneness and equity; the status of slaves and women; and the idea of criminality and of war and peace; no other ebook attempts to examine such diverse legal systems and legal thinking from the ancient world.
‘Ancient Legal Thought could be particularly useful for topic-specific research and teaching on themes such as the position of women; the legality of slavery; war and the impact of inequality as reflected in law and legal writing.’ — G. S. Gessert; Choice
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