First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition) - Robert Chadwick

First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition) - Robert Chadwick

5 Mesopotamia in the second millennium BC: the Babylonians and the Kassites (2000–1600 BC)

First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition) - Robert Chadwick

Robert Chadwick [+-]
Bishop's University
Robert Chadwick is the co-director of the Wadi ath-Thamad Project and currently teaches in the Religion Department at Bishops University, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

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This chapter covers the period 2000-1600 BC during which time the kingdoms of the Tigris-Euphrates region were overtaken by outsiders, namely, the Amorites. It examines how these groups migrated into the lands of Mesopotamia from the west and how they eventually established themselves after several centuries of warfare, adopting many of the customs and technologies of the peoples they had conquered. Topics discussed: - Hammurabi and the First Babylonian Dynasty - Mari - a kingdom on the middle Euphrates - Shamshi-Adad, king of Mari - social classes, class distinctions and laws before and after Hammurabi - the Laws of Hammurabi - the Stele of Hammurabi - 'lex talionis' - accusation of murder and witchcraft - enforcing the law - agriculture - trade and commerce - taverns and brothels - family laws - wages and price controls - the end of the First Babylonian Dynasty - the Hittites - the Hittite Old Kingdom - the Hittite empire - the Kassites

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Chadwick, Robert . 5 Mesopotamia in the second millennium BC: the Babylonians and the Kassites (2000–1600 BC). First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition). Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 60-72 Jan 2005. ISBN 9781904768784. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=18658. Date accessed: 30 Nov 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.18658. Jan 2005

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