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Unformatted text preview: in our days. There are things that shouldn’t be done but people still do them. Therefore, during the Ancient Mesopotamian’s they created this law so they would stay out of crime. Another important feature of the set of laws was, “If the tenants don’t secure a crop of grain or sesame in his field, he shall not cancel his contract.” Farming was a great impact of the Mesopotamians because what they grow is what they use to pay the rent. Tenants rented land on a yearly basis. It is expected that they pay a portion of their crops as rent. Even if the land was cultivated correctly, it would be turned into wasteland and rent wouldn’t be paid. This is an important factor because; this allows the people who cultivate the land know if they don’t do this, they will lose their homes. It balances out for rent....
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course UGC 111 taught by Professor Bono during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.
- Fall '08