1.10.08 - 1.10.08- Hist 151 1. What is "Civilization"? What...

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1.10.08- Hist 151 1. What is “Civilization”? What is “Western Civilization”? a. An idea, a construction – your civilized b. Used to justify imperialism (known as Democracy) c. What makes one? i. Are permanent human settlements, urban life (cities, town) urban development, agricultural systems ii. Division of labor 2. Civilization an idea or a reality? a. Emergence of a common culture i. Culture: all of the things (language, traditions, etc) that define a way of ii. Civilizations defined by cultures iii. Civilizations aren’t just urban developments but products of people who 3. First Civilizations a. b. c. Phoenicians i. Trading ppl merging around 1100 BCE ii. Delivered to the Greeks Phoenician alphabet 1.
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course HIST 151 taught by Professor Hunziker during the Spring '07 term at UNC.

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