History 1001

History 1001 - History 1001 mwahos1@lsu.edu terms for map...

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History 1001 mwahos1@lsu.edu 2008-01-30 terms for map on Exam 1 Tigris Euphrates Nile Ur Ninevah Crete Upper Egypt Lower Egypt Red Sea Jericho Hattushas Black Sea Memphis Thebes [in Egypt] Babylon Jerusalem Cyprus
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Week 1 -- outline and terms I. What is History? II. How to read a source III. Understanding Dating systems IV. Birth of Ancient Civilizations: MesopotamiaHerodotus "historion" primary source secondary source evidence How to Read a Primary Source Level One Who wrote it? When was it written? What type of document is it? Main storyline Level Two Intended audience Why was it written Assumptions behind source Level Three Can I believe this document? What can I learn about the society/person who created this document? How does it relate to its context?
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Mesopotamia - rivers fed from mountains. Difficult place to grow crops. Cant count on rainfall. Depended on rivers (tigris and Euphrates). Boom of writing and organized society, people living together. Invention of new technology-irrigation and irrigation canals- hallmarks of Mesopotamian life. Canals take constant attention. People organized into different tasks. With right tech. and org. people lived very well in Mesopotamia. Civilization “started” there because of the org. of government. Euphrates Tigris irrigation They developed a series of independent city/states each with a powerful leader. Mesopotamia is invaded by a series of people for its attractive characteristics. All strong military and practice irrigation. Also, similarity among their cities. Cities built out of clay, mud bricks. All have a religious/political building at their centers. Sumerians - first civilization to inhabit Mesopotamia Akkadians- Assyrians Babylonians -A lot of similarities in their artworks.
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-The cities themselves are build from mudbrick, which erodes, so the large structures are left standing. There was elaborate decoration of palaces and entrance roadways. Ziggurat of Ur –massive clay, mudbrick structures that served as political structures and religious structures. Kings clame close ties to gods so they have their military force and the fact that the gods are their friends. So mixed temple/palace. ziggurat Early writings were about keeping track of crops/ inventory of who did what work and is owed crops. Who did the work in the fields. Writings completely linked to the importance of that time. As writing develops, they start preserving stories and putting written law
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