Setting The Stage Ch.1

Setting The Stage Ch.1 - -City States & Empire in...

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-City States & Empire in Ancient Mesopotamia -Babylon -the “house” was a fundamental building block of society -Leader: Hammurabi -New city founded 400 yrs on banks of river -Middle of Mesopotamia -Blending of Sumerian, Akkadian, and Amonte -Man -along trade routes of northern Mesopotamia -one of oldest city in the region -taxed and nfaciliated flow of gods from north to south -known for the 20,000 clay cuneiform tablets -3000 tablets make up rolay correspondence -The Code of Hammurabi – 1901 founded -8’ Black stone monument, displayed in public -1792 BCE became ruler, father Sinmuballit -organized society in 3 groups, each with responsibilites -Awilum -gov’t officials -priests & soldiers -“eye for an eye” -paid more for crimes -Mushkenum -merchants, shopkeepers, schoolmasters, laborers, farmers, & artisans -paid less for crimes -client or dependent for people on top
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-Wardum -slaves -freemen = enslaved for debt -slave could be freed -landless person could own land -Secured protection of his land and people through strategic alliances
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