Peiser, Hammurabis Gesetz (Leipzig, 1904); R.
Such strange enactments as the Familianten-Gesetz, which prohibited more than one member of a family from marrying, broke up families by forcing the men to emigrate.
The poem was technically known as a Bar or Gesetz, the melody as a Ton or Weis.
"Der Staatenvertrag bindet, aber er unterwirft nicht" (Gesetz and Verordnung, p. 205); or as Grotius (I.
For a general account of deserts see Professor Johannes Walther, Das Gesetz der Wiistenbildung (Berlin, 1900), in which many references to other original authorities will be found.