Humanistic Traditions Notes August 25

Humanistic Traditions Notes August 25 - Bed glazed ceramic...

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Humanistic Traditions Notes August 25 Civilized societies: 1. Some form of urban life involving the construction of permanent settlements (cities) 2. A system of govt that regulates political relations 3. The development of distinct social classes, distinguished from one another by wealth and occupation 4. Tools and specialized skills for the production of goods leading to the rise of manufacturing and trade 5. Some form of written communication, making it possible to share and preserve information 6. A shared system of religious belief, whose officials or priests often play a significant role in community affairs Modern western culture is borrowed from many cultures Rudimentary plumbing was borrowed from ancient India Soap came from Mesopotamia and ancient Greece
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Unformatted text preview: Bed, glazed ceramic tiles from Persia (eastern Mesopotamia) Coffee from Africa, borrowed by Arab traders Fermented drinks from Mesopotamia and Indian regions Distilled alcohol from the Arabian Peninsula Shaving, glass from Ancient Egypt Pajamas, cotton from ancient India Spoon from ancient Romans Silk from China Culture: a group of people with shared history and values (religious, social, and/or political) can be as small as 60-75 people. Civilization: a social, political, and economic entity that expresses/communicates itself through images and written language. Usually develops when its environment can support a large and productive population...
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