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20B: Law Codes of Ancient & Medieval History
The political & legal ideas of key law codes from the River Valley and Classical Civilizations.
Terms in this set (9)
world's 1st WRITTEN law code from Mesopotamia
Impact of Hammurabi's Code
By writing down the laws, laws became more stable and predictable. Established the idea that the government is interested in what happens in people's families, businesses, and communities.
world's 1st MORAL law code from the Hebrews of Israel via Moses
Impact of 10 Commandments
influenced modern laws by focusing on doing "right" instead of "wrong"; moral laws
Roman law code that introduced the legal concepts of the Western world (Europe + USA)
Impact of 12 Tables
gave us TIE:
Trial by jury of peers
Innocent until proven guilty (w/ evidence)
Equality before the law
Law codes compiled in the Byzantine Empire under Emperor Justinian
Impact of Justinian's Code
by compiling all of Rome's law codes in 50 books, Justinian preserved Roman laws for later civilizations = codified Western laws; same laws make up our legal system today
An organized list of laws and rules
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Crime and PunishmentCRIME and PUNISHMENT
crime and punishment
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