History Midterm - Rachel Forero His 315 October 30, 2006...

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Rachel Forero His 315 October 30, 2006 Exam I Throughout history, civilizations have flourished around the sea, the ocean acting as their highway, enabling the spread of goods and cultures. Most civilizations have used the sea to accomplish similar goals; however, the means through which these goals are achieved can differ greatly. Two maritime civilizations, Ancient Egypt and Greece, have used the sea for empire building, trade, and religious purposes. Empire Building The sea spreads culture and people, creating empires not only through military/naval encounters, but through transmitting intangible items like ideas and literacy. Empire building does not always imply conquest. Ancient Egypt (a wealth of archeological evidence) - New kingdom and the “greatest prosperity” - Unification of upper and lower Egypt in 3100 BCE Greece - cargo of letters - earliest evidence from Euboea and the Aegean isles - arrival in the Levant around 800 BCE - Federation of states (ex: Athens, Sparta, Delphi…)
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course HIS 315 taught by Professor Lynch during the Spring '07 term at California Maritime Academy.

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History Midterm - Rachel Forero His 315 October 30, 2006...

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