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Unformatted text preview: BC) 4.Hebrew Contributions to civilization D.Growth of Empires: Age of Iron 1.leads to need for armies, greater resources 2.Instability and decentralization (1200-900 BC) gives way to control by Assyrian Kingdom 3.Assyrians are ruthless, powerful, and centralized III.Rule by Terror: The Assyrians A.Problems of governing (expand borders, administer multi-ethnic empire) B.Aramaic administrative language C.Use terror to control, which results in rebellion D.Alliance by Medes, Babylonians, Egyptians results in fall of Assyrian Empire (612 BC) IV.Babylonian Rule A.After defeating Assyrians, Babylonians remain B.Expand into Judah, destroy temple C.Nebuchadnezzar funds great city D.Famed mathematics and astronomy V.Persian Empire Succeeds A.Cyrus and the Persians conquer the Medes, Babylon falls B.Persian administration is tolerant, retains use of Aramaic C.Adopt coinage for trade...
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2011 for the course HIST 111 taught by Professor Popiel during the Spring '08 term at Saint Louis.
- Spring '08