Code of Hammurabi
Composed by Hammurabi (Babylonian Emperor)
Researched past and present customs
He selected ones seeming to be important, modifications were made
Influenced Babylonian Empire, 1760 BC
Unified widely spread empire, with a common system; laws.
Also incorporated-common religion;all subjects must worship
Marduk-god of Babylon
Five Basic Relationships of Confucianism
Composed by Kong Qiu (Confucius)
One Basic Relationship
States people are social creatures (beings who enjoy company of
others;unity among people.
Quality, Jen, makes people social creatures.
Jen-root of society;without it, no society.
Understanding yourself;alows you to understand others.
"Do not unto others what you do not wish done to
Influence on China
Begins with Han Dynasty-Family realtionships based upon teachings
School-chirlden-offered sacrifices in his memory
Shrines built to worship him
Five Pillars of Islam
Muslims must recite, "There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is His
Believe; the ones of God must be engraved in hearts and minds.
Public recital of lines is all needed to become Muslim
Repeating of words, Muslims are remind that Muhammad
was only a human prophet
The More chapters a Muslim can recite=better educated.
Influence on Arabian Peninsula
Successors of Muhammad-continued in his teachings, Pillars.
People from here lived lives under Pillars
People from this area continued Muhammad's teachings by going to other
regions and converting people.