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作者 May, Larry, author
書名 Ancient legal thought : equity, justice, and humaneness from Hammurabi and the Pharaohs to Justinian and the Talmud / Larry May, Vanderbilt University, Emeritus
出版項 Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2019
國際標準書號 9781108484107 (hbk.)
9781108705769 (pbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  KL147 .M39 2019    在架上    30660020220260
說明 xxi, 729 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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附註 "Nearly four thousand years ago, kings in various ancient societies, especially in Mesopotamia (contemporary Iraq), faced a crisis of major proportions. Large portions of the population were horribly in debt, many being forced to sell themselves or their children into slavery to pay off their debts. The laws and customs seemed to support the commercial practices that allowed lenders to charge 20%-30% interest, and the law protected the lenders and gave no recourse for the indebted. Strict justice called for the creditors to receive what they were due. But another legal concept, the emerging idea of equity, seemed to call for a different result - the use of law as a vehicle to free people from economic oppression. Debt relief edicts were instituted - "clean-slate laws" as they were known - and are of obvious relevance today as well where crushing debt is a major issue underlying social inequality"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 693-709) and index
主題 Law, Ancient -- Social aspects
LAW / Jurisprudence. bisacsh
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