Lecture 4 - HISTORY 2A Meredith Huber Lecture 4 LATE BRONZE...

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January 14, 2010 HISTORY 2A Meredith Huber Lecture 4 LATE BRONZE AGE (ca. 1250-1150 BCE) KEY WORDS: Hebrews Monotheism Torah (Pentateuch) Assyrians Neo-Babylonians Cyrus the Great Darius I Achaemenid dynasty Zoroastrianism Persepolis Satrapy Responses to Crisis—the Late Bronze Age Ugarit—wrote letters to his father of despair, country is undefended and enemy ships are there o What was this crisis? Famine, disease, climate change, invaders? What about the International System would have made states vulnerable? o Mutual defense—so troops were away o Chariots—strength and a weakness—the expected that all opponents were the same, if someone used an asymmetric fight they did not know how to defend themselves o All of these societies were linked by diplomacy and trade—if something happened to one, it happened to all—the strengths of connectivity make it more vulnerable to a crisis
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January 14, 2010 HISTORY 2A Evidence of Crisis—mainland Greece o Mycenaean’s 1400-1200 BCE Smaller kingdoms Similar features: chariots, cultural exchange network, interstate diplomacy Had writing—Linear B syllabary (each sign represented a syllable) Used to write administrative and accounting documents, no literature written down Most significant fact—language it was used to write is an early form of
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Lecture 4 - HISTORY 2A Meredith Huber Lecture 4 LATE BRONZE...

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