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World History (21a) Lecture 1 Touraj Daryaee
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" To be ignorant of what happened before you were born is to remain forever a child" Cicero, Orator 120
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-Knowledge is power -Understanding the past Some people don’t forget what happened in the past: Consequence -Making informed decisions about the future: Example: Afghanistan -Knowledge of who we are -Interconnected world
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Lessons from History What should be done in Afghanistan? Obama Afghanistan strategy: “More troops in quickly, drawdown in 2011”
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Wars and Invasions in Afghanistan Alexander the Great 4 th BCE British 19 th CE Russians 20 th CE USA 21 st CE http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=4dAVe0ElrF0 http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=dVyZV5dd6Zg
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Time Keeping time Calendar Dates Why keep time? Measuring time: why? Control Cyclical – Linear Time Everlasting – Apocalyptic BCE/CE BC/AD Different systems: Islamic, Jewish, Assyrian (lunar / solar)
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Paleolithic(400000-7000 BCE) Old Stone Age Pre-history
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-insecurity -hunters & gatherers / scavengers? -movement: in search of food? meat, fish, most fruit, leafy and root vegetables, mushrooms, nuts, eggs, honey, and wine Why move? Immigration? Why drink wine & not water?
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