People%2c%20Power%2c%20Perspectives%20in%20Mesopotamia%20and%20Egypt%20%20%2830%20August%202007%29

People%2c%20Power%2c%20Perspectives%20in%20Mesopotamia%20and%20Egypt%20%20%2830%20August%202007%29

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H ISTORY 140/141 * F ALL 2007 C AROL S YMES Thursday, 30 August People, Power, and Perspectives: A Comparative Look at Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt K EY Q UESTIONS TO BE A DDRESSED IN L ECTURE What factors shape human history? What are the building blocks of civilization? How do the cultures of ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt differ, and why? How much can we know about these peoples, their forms of power, and their perspectives, using the available sources? A F EW E VENTS RELEVANT TO T ODAY S LECTURE circa 3100 making of the Narmer Palette, celebrating the victories of King Narmer of Egypt 2686 unification of settlements along the Upper and Lower Nile: the Old Kingdom of Egypt 2500 ? reign of Gilgamesh, legendary warrior- king of Sumer, builder of Uruk 2350 Sargon the Great unites the kingdoms of Sumer and Babylon under the Akkadian Empire 2160 “First Intermediate Period” of local rule on the Nile: failure of centralized authority 2100 rise of the Ur III Dynasty in Mesopotamia:
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This note was uploaded on 09/02/2010 for the course HIST 141 taught by Professor Crowston during the Fall '06 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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