Rulership and Justice: Before Islam

Contributed By: Connor Seidenschwarz
Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Image/Photo, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago
Author: Jennie Myers
Collection: Teaching the Middle East
Condition of Use: Custom Permissions

This module provides essays and lesson plans for teachers who want to introduce as well as compare and contrast history of rulership and the roles of rulers in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt. It includes the following essays:



“The King as Provider of Justice”

“The “Law Codes” of Mesopotamia”

“Symbols of Royal Power in Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt”

“The Connection Between Mesopotamian and Biblical Law”

“Divine Kingship” >

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