Published: September 24th 2012September 23rd 2012
In the artical I was reading, The Judgments Of Hammurabi, specific acctions the Hammurabi took to have a good order of society and the besic welfare of his subjects was making a compilation of desicions that he made for specific cases his people would get into so they could help fix any injustiseness that has been done. Also some other examples of the types of laws Hammurabi came up with were the following: A life for a life, an eye for an eye. If a man has been caough stealing he will be killed. If a pristess opens a wine shop or goes into a wine shop and has a drink then that women will be burned. If a women's husband has left, and the women finds another husband, but her old husband comes backe, then the women has to go back to her first husband. If a womens husband abandons his city, and the wife remaires, but the hsband that has abandoned his city comes back to clam his wife he left, his wife does not have to go back to her first husband. Many of the laws seemed unfair, and many of them resulted in death or violent acts for the consequences.
There seems to have been a sort of class during the time of Hummurabi's laws. It seemed as if men were of very high ranking and women were low class ranking, and then there were peasant, and then slaves, which were of the lowest in class ranking. The statuse of women seemed kind of shadowed by the statuse of men. Women had a bit of protectin in Hammurabis law but not a lot. If women were found going against their husband or left them for no reason then they would be faced with consequences. Yet, if they could prove that their husband did something wrong then they were usually free to go with some money from their husband they have left. Also if the wife has had a child and leaves the husband, or the other way around, then the husband would have to suport his child an ex-wife some how, in order to rais their child. In these laws children are taken care of very well since it pretty much garentees in these laws that they have to be taken care of. Most of these laws are amied towards men though, their protections and consequenses. Shown in Hammurabi's Babylon it shows that most of the worldview was that men were the strongest and men were the most powerful of anything. They got better treatment than women did and were garenteed more afty from things. Hammurabi made sure that the men were treated equal and anything else was just there as background.