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Discussion Week 1

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1. What do you understand in general by the term 'divine/sacred kingship'?

2. Why is it, in your opinion, that in primitive societies the king was not only responsible for the security of his people but even for adverse weather and other natural phenomena?

3. What are basic features of ancient systems of law?
[Think of social hierarchy and status. Ancient law had no concept of egalitarianism.]

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