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Ancient laws and modern problems the balance between justice and a legal system by John Sassoon

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Published by Intellect Books in Bristol, UK, Portland, OR .
Written in English


  • Law, Assyro-Babylonian,
  • Law, Sumerian

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-212) and index.

StatementJohn Sassoon.
LC ClassificationsKL706.5 .S27 2005
The Physical Object
Pagination220 p. :
Number of Pages220
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3479291M
ISBN 101841501239
ISBN 109781841501239
LC Control Number2005620506

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