Document Analysis of Law of Manu

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Source (name & type): Laws of Manu , Rules of Conduct for a civilization Author: Most likely a high ranking Indian Brahmin and very slight chance it could have been a Kshatrya Time period: First century BCE Society: Indians, all members of the caste system (including untouchables) 1. Political, social, and economic characteristics at time written: Political- Revolves mostly around religious beliefs, laws are based upon teachings from the Vedas, Kings hold a high amount of power during this period. Social- Varna system, social class structure due to “religious stratification”, based on family and occupation, Classification: Brahmins, Kshatryas, Sudras,Vaishyas (Out of caste system- Untouchables) Economic- Bronze production, trade with Mesopotamia and Egypt, new weapons and chariots made strong war empires, plus new medicinal values found in herbs. Laws constrained job availability due to the caste of the person. 2.
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2011 for the course ECON 102 taught by Professor Calvin during the Spring '11 term at Oxford Brookes.

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