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ASH1044 Notes - Background and Mesopotamia 6 Major Themes...

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Background and Mesopotamia 6 Major Themes 1. Middle East from Perspective of World History 2. Modernization 3. Desert vs. Sown 4. Resurgent Islam Cyclical Theory of History: Ibn Khaldun 5. Nationalism 6. Development General Background History of Middle East: Pre-7th Century Origins Languages in the Middle East Indo European Turkic Afro Asiatic Cushitic Mesopotamia/Iraq vs. Egypt Overall Middle East: Abraham Byzantium vs Sasanians Mesopotamia Intro Sumerians (3000-2340 BCE) o ziggurat o Epic of Gilgamesh Akkadians (2340-2100 BCE) Amorites/ Old Babylonians (c. 1900 BCE) o Code of Hammurabi Hittites (1400-1200 BCE) Assyrians (1100-612 BCE) Chaldeans/Neo-babylonians o Ninevah o Nebuchadnezzar Persians/Achaemenids (c. 600-400 BCE) o Cyrus the Great (559-530 BCE) o Cambyses (530-522 BCE) o Darius (521-486 BCE)
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Judaism and Christianity Judaism Language Religion Law Government o tribal judges
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HIST 1044 taught by Professor Ryan during the Spring '08 term at FSU.

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