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The Oldest Code of Laws in the World (Illustrated)
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The Code of Hammurabi is one of the most important monuments in the history of the human race. Containing as it does the laws which were enacted by a king of Babylonia in the third millennium B.C.,... More > whose rule extended over the whole of Mesopotamia from the mouths of the rivers Tigris and Euphrates to the Mediterranean coast, we must regard it with interest. But when we reflect that the ancient Hebrew tradition ascribed the migration of Abraham from Ur of the Chaldees to this very period, and clearly means to represent their tribe father as triumphing over this very same Hammurabi, we can hardly doubt that these very laws were part of that tradition. At any rate, they must have served to mould and fix the ideas of right throughout that great empire, and so form the state of society in Canaan when, five hundred years later, the Hebrews began to dominate that region.< Less
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Albrecht von Haller (16 October 1708 – 12 December 1777) was a Swiss anatomist, physiologist, naturalist and poet. A pupil of Herman Boerhaave, he is often referred to as "the father of... More > modern physiology. "He was born of an old Swiss family at Bern. Prevented by long-continued ill-health from taking part in boyish sports, he had more opportunity for the development of his precocious mind. At the age of four, it is said, he used to read and expound the Bible to his father's servants; before he was ten he had sketched a Chaldee grammar, prepared a Greek and a Hebrew vocabulary, compiled a collection of two thousand biographies of famous men and women on the model of the great works of Bayle and Moréri, and written in Latin verse a satire on his tutor, who had warned him against a too great excursiveness. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albrecht_von_Haller Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
SABA, LE PAYS DES MILLE PARFUMS
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Situé a deux mille mètres d´altitude, au sud de la péninsule d‘Arabie, dans la région du Yémen actuel, Saba était connu comme « le pays des... More > mille parfums et le pays de l‘arôme doré » car as richesse venait des résines des arbres à myrrhe, à baume et à encens,dont l‘intense parfum pouvait être senti par les navigateurs qui passaient près de la côte du pays. Le récit captivant de Roselis von Sass fait ressurgir pour nous la personnalité de Biltis, dont l‘histoire n‘a jamais cessé d‘être source de questionnements et de légendes surtout en raison de son célèbre voyage au cours duquel elle rendit visite au roi juif, Salomon. Dans ce récit, on découvre la liaison des Sabéens avec la Nature, leur médecine, leurs cérémonies religieuses, la conduite politique de leur pays. L´ancien peuple sabéen aspirait à la sagesse spirituelle. Le roi Balak avec ses précieux papyrus nous fait revivre les enseignements des sages de la Chaldée, lesquels étaient liés à la construction de la Grande Pyramide d´Egypte.< Less
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