Introduction: Law

 

The details of 16 manuscripts are included in this section, out of a collection of 90 law manuscripts in all.

Although this may seem a small representation it includes important items including the Ur-Nammu Code (MS 2064) - the oldest known law code written about 300 years before Hammurabi's; legal Roman law precedents for existing Western laws;  and Magna Carta statutes.

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