HIEU201Lecture04

HIEU201Lecture04 - HIEU 201 Sept 3rd, 2008 The Great...

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HIEU 201 Sept 3 rd , 2008 The Great Empires: Assyria, Neo-Babylonia, Persia: 1200-330 BC 1. Transition from Egypt to Assyria a. The Hittite Empire: 1650-1180 BC i. Anatolia: first sign of H, discovered in the 20 th century ii. First move was east-south to Syria, to give them a trading base on the coast iii. During reign of Tutankamen, tried to bargain with the Egyptian with marrige iv. Fought over Egyptian over trading route in 1275 BC reign of Ramsee II v. First treaty: with Egyptians vi. System of punishment was more monetary vii.Assimilated the b. The International System i. Balance of Power With Egypt c. Time of Collapse: after 1150 i. Arrival of the “Sea People” pushing them from the Mediterranian, leaving them open to attack from all directions ii. Famine and Rebellion d. Phoenician City-States: 1050-750 BC e. i. First traders ii. By 600 made it to African, by 450 evidence of trade with British people iii. Was not an empire but independent city-states; no central government
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