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Carl Miller Hist 101A 9/5/06 Law Comparison Laws are important to any society. They keep its citizens and its authority in line so that a society can run smoothly. Laws are set in order to protect citizens so that they can live better and in turn work harder to support a society that works to protect its citizens. The laws of Hammurabi and the Hebrew laws are two sets of laws from history that tell a lot about the societies they came from. The laws of Hammurabi are from 1780 b.c.e. and one example of a law from this period is “if a seignior has kept a slave that he has found in his house and later the slave has been found in his possession, that seignior shall be put to death.” This law shows how slaves ran away from their masters often, and seigniors caught slaves and kept them for themselves instead of giving them back to their owner. To stop this authority created this law to stop seigniors from stealing from other seigniors. This law shows the value of slaves to a society. The Hebrew laws are from 800 b.c.e. and one example of their laws is “when an
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor ? during the Fall '07 term at SIU Carbondale.

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