Chapter 2_ Mesopotamia

Chapter 2_ Mesopotamia - Chapter 2: Mesopotamia Key Terms:...

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Chapter 2: Mesopotamia Key Terms: Babylon Most important of the later Mesopotamian urban centers. Cuneiform Mesopotamian wedge-shaped writing begun by the Sumerians. Epic of Gilgamesh One of the earliest epics in world literature, originating in prehistoric Mesopotamia. Fertile Crescent A belt of civilized settlements reaching from lower Mesopotamia across Syria, Lebanon, and Israel and into Egypt. Hittites An Indo-European people who were prominent in the Near East around 1200 B.C.E. Levantine Corridor Arc of land with high water tables, including parts of modern day Israel, Syria and the Euphrates River Valley Patriarchy A society in which males have social and political dominance. Polytheism A religion having many gods. Semitic Adjective describing a person or language belonging to one of the most widespread of the western Asian groups among many others, it embraces Hebrew and Arabic. Sumerians
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor James during the Spring '10 term at Buffalo State.

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