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The Resource Ancient laws and modern problems : the balance between justice and a legal system, John Sassoon, (electronic resource)

Ancient laws and modern problems : the balance between justice and a legal system, John Sassoon, (electronic resource)

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Ancient laws and modern problems : the balance between justice and a legal system
Title
Ancient laws and modern problems
Title remainder
the balance between justice and a legal system
Statement of responsibility
John Sassoon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
John Sassoon's study of the written laws of four thousand years ago puts paid to the belief that the most ancient laws were merely arbitrary and tyrannical. On the contrary, the earliest legal systems honestly tried to get to the truth, do justice to individuals, and preserve civil order. They used the death penalty surprisingly seldom, and then more because society had been threatened than an individual killed. Some of the surviving law codes are originals, others near-contemporary copies. Together they preserve a partial but vivid picture of life in the early cites. This occupies more than half the book. Comparison of ancient with modern principles occupies the remainder and is bound to be controversial; but it is important as well as fascinating. The first act of writing laws diminished the discretion of the judges and foretold a limit on individual justice. Some political principles such as uniformity of treatment or individual freedom have, when carried to extremes, produced crises in modern legal systems world wide
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Sassoon, John
Dewey number
340.53
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Law, Ancient
  • Domestic relations (Primitive law)
  • Law, Sumerian
Label
Ancient laws and modern problems : the balance between justice and a legal system, John Sassoon, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Third Millennium, 2001
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Preliminary Pages -- CONTENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- PHOTOGRAPHIC CREDITS -- CHAPTER 1: EMERGENCE FROM PREHISTORY -- CHAPTER 2: THE LAW CODES -- CHAPTER 3: THE BURDEN OF PROOF -- CHAPTER 4: THE CONCEPT OF PROPERTY -- CHAPTER 5: THE FAMILY AS PROPERTY -- CHAPTER 6: CHILDREN -- CHAPTER 7: ADOPTION -- CHAPTER 8: RAPE AND THE FAMILY -- CHAPTER 9: WOMEN ACCORDING TO THE LAWS -- CHAPTER 10: CRUELTY UNDER THE LAW -- CHAPTER 11: THE HAMMURABI MYSTERY -- CHAPTER 12: LAW IN THE ANCIENT WORLD -- CHAPTER 13: ANCIENT LAWS AND MODERN PROBLEMS: THREE PROBLEM PRINCIPLES
  • CHAPTER 14: ANCIENT LAWS AND MODERN PROBLEMS: JUSTICE AND OTHER HAZARDS -- LIST OF REFERENCES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX
Control code
ocm61387808
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (220 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781841501239
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)61387808
Label
Ancient laws and modern problems : the balance between justice and a legal system, John Sassoon, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Third Millennium, 2001
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Preliminary Pages -- CONTENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- PHOTOGRAPHIC CREDITS -- CHAPTER 1: EMERGENCE FROM PREHISTORY -- CHAPTER 2: THE LAW CODES -- CHAPTER 3: THE BURDEN OF PROOF -- CHAPTER 4: THE CONCEPT OF PROPERTY -- CHAPTER 5: THE FAMILY AS PROPERTY -- CHAPTER 6: CHILDREN -- CHAPTER 7: ADOPTION -- CHAPTER 8: RAPE AND THE FAMILY -- CHAPTER 9: WOMEN ACCORDING TO THE LAWS -- CHAPTER 10: CRUELTY UNDER THE LAW -- CHAPTER 11: THE HAMMURABI MYSTERY -- CHAPTER 12: LAW IN THE ANCIENT WORLD -- CHAPTER 13: ANCIENT LAWS AND MODERN PROBLEMS: THREE PROBLEM PRINCIPLES
  • CHAPTER 14: ANCIENT LAWS AND MODERN PROBLEMS: JUSTICE AND OTHER HAZARDS -- LIST OF REFERENCES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX
Control code
ocm61387808
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (220 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781841501239
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)61387808

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