essay: code of Hammurabi

Answer the questions asked and write a typed, double spaced essay that answers the questions listed below.  Please submit your essay as a WORD document by adding the file as an attachment and clicking the submit button.

USE THE ACTUAL CODE OF HAMMURABI ITSELF TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS TO COMPLETE YOUR ESSAY.  I EXPECT FOR YOUR ESSAY TO GIVE SPECIFIC CODES AS EXAMPLES TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS.  I ALSO EXPECT FOR YOU TO INTERPRET AND ANALYZE THE CODE. 

Tell me in your own words what you learned from the Code and what you gathered about Mesopotamian society after reading it!  I want to hear your thoughts, your opinons, and what you learned from reading this assignment!!  What codes do you think best answer the questions?  Which codes stand out to you?  Which codes do you think tell the most about Mesopotamian society?

Answer and address each of the following questions in your essay:

1.  What does the Code of Hammurabi tells us about the class structure of their society?

2.  Was each class treated equally under the law?

3.  What kind of legal system did they have?  How did they adminster justice and perform trials?

4.  How were crimes punished?

5.  What does it tells us about the status of Mesopotamian women?

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