List of ancient legal codes
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Law is a term which does not have a universally accepted definition, but one definition is that law is a system of rules and guidelines which are enforced through social institutions to govern behavior.
- Assyrian laws / Code of the Assura (c. 1075 BC)
- Babylonian laws / Code of Hammurabi (ca. 1790 BC)
- Code of the Nesilim (c. 1650-1500 BC)
- Code of Urukagina (2,380-2,360 BC)
- Code of Ur-Nammu, king of Ur (ca. 2050 BC)
- Codex of Lipit-Ishtar of Isin (ca. 1870 BC)
- Cuneiform law (2,350-1,400 BC)
- The Draconian constitution (7th century BC)
- The Gentoo Code
- Gortyn code (5th century BC)
- Halakha (Jewish religious law, including biblical law and later talmudic and rabbinic law, as well as customs and traditions)
- Hittite laws (ca. 1650–1100 BC)
- Law of Moses / Torah (9th-5th century BC)
- Law of Manu (ca. 200 BC)
- Laws of Eshnunna (ca. 1930 BC)
- Traditional Chinese law
- Twelve Tables of Roman Law (451 BC)
- Lord Lloyd of Hampstead. Introduction to Jurisprudence. Third Edition. Stevens & Sons. London. 1972. Second Impression. 1975. Page 39.
- Robertson, Crimes against humanity, 90.
- Charles F. Horne, Ph.D. (1915). "The Code of Hammurabi : Introduction". Yale University. Retrieved September 14, 2007.
- Code of Nesilim