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Lect.%2001%20-%20Mesop - Mesopotamian Religion and Kingship...

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Mesopotamian Religion and Kingship Read for Friday: Mesopotamian Kingship document on the back of the syllabus
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Urbanization Not a smooth process Takes a long time - 1000s of years Series of transitions H-Gs Farmers Larger Settlements Cities
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Mesopotamia The First true cities Uruk = the first city By 2800 BCE had population of 50,000 Others developed about the same time Competition Multiple cities emerge at the same time Uruk had a wall
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The Results of Population Size and Competition: Big changes in the social and political organization of the cities New Institutions: The Temple Grew in size and importance Ziggarats City within the city - had own warehouses, apartments, workshops
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Monumental Architecture Requires Complex Civilization Politically - bosses Socially - Specialized workers Economically - raw materials and labor Culturally - Artistic system and skills
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Stepped Pyramid as temple platform
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 110 taught by Professor Bunk during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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