HIEU201Lecture02

HIEU201Lecture02 - HIEU 201 August 29th 2008 Mesopotamia...

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HIEU 201 August 29 th 2008 Mesopotamia: Civilization and Cities to ~1600 B.C. 1. The City-States of Sumer a. Uruk Period (3800-2100 B.C) i. Wheel, plow, orchards (dates, figs, olives), sophisticating metal casting, cuneiform writing ii. One of the most powerful cities in Mesopotamia iii. Ziggurat – symbolic of people trying to reach God b. Early Dynastic Period (2800-2350 B.C.): ~ 30 city states: first civilization i. City Description 1. 1,000 acres 2. 5 miles of walls 3. Agricultural hinterland with irrigation 4. 50K population 5. 6. Common folk: landholders, landless workers, slaves ii. Commonalities: 1. language, literature, arts and sciences, religion, commerce iii. Points of conflict: 1. farmland boundaries, water rights 2. Pointed out if Code of Hammurabi – irrigation played an important role iv. Political Structure c. Strong Man Culture (2700 B.C.) i. Lugal = big man or ensi = governor ii. Building Programs – expected of ruler: 1.
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