Week 3 Egypt and Israel

Week 3 Egypt and Israel - EgyptandIsrael(week3 17:02 MIDTERM

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Egypt and Israel (week 3) 17:02 MIDTERM:  http://classes.sscnet.ucla.edu/file.php/2465/course_materials/midterm.htm IDs: Who/What? When? Where? SO WHAT? Text identification: given—identification of text; analyze—When was text  written? What was going on in the world when it was written? What’s the  universe in which it was written? Who wrote it? For who? What purpose?  What’s the world coming to be? What’s going on before? What goes on later?  What’s the relationship between this part and the rest of the book/code/etc?  writing about specific passage, lines that are given. SPECIFICALLY THESE  ONES. What’s the issue? What’s it talking about? o Discuss the context in which the passages was written and the  significance of the passage in terms of the broad themes of our course. Egypt—another flood plain Nile: Uninhabitable desert around the fertile land where you can live o Advantage: military—can’t attack the area. . except from upper Egypt or  from Mediterranean coast. Mostly NO THREAT. Deserts do a very good  job of that o No cultural mixation o Isolated world, develops own traditions with minimum input of the rest of  the world.  Security, minimal outside contact, rich agricultural land, climate  that allows multiple crop cycles throughout the year. — Continuation of this continuity and eternality   develops culture of life and  afterlife (immobile tradition) A. Pre-dynastic Egypt, 3150-2770 BC 1) Narmer unites Upper and Lower Egypt (3100 BC)  kings ARE divinities. Maintain right (maat) division and balance  between gods and humans and their relationship with gods who provide  everything for them. o a. vulture’s head—white crown. o b. Uraesus’s sand—red crown
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2) Capital city of Memphis a. Steele of Narmer B. The Old Kingdom, 2770-2200 BC 1) Zoser 2) Classical forms of art and society a. Pharoahs i. Organize and control human activity so humans live in accordance to this  balance (maat) ii. Incarnate god: horus iii. This life is only part of his life. His life keeps going to eternity iv. ROLE: preserve and maintain (unlike Mesopotamia’s  v. No standing army in old kingdom. There are guards but no standing army.  There’s no need. vi. Organization of excess labor: BUILDING OF TOMBS (MASTABA)
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Week 3 Egypt and Israel - EgyptandIsrael(week3 17:02 MIDTERM

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