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Survey of World History to 1500- Study Guide Two

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Survey of World History to 1500 Exam 2 Study Guide February 19, 2016 All of the information can be found in the PowerPoints and the notes from Thursday’s (2/18) test review. Geography 1. The Steppes (Russia) 2. Anatolia 3. Crete 4. The Levant 5. The Sinai Peninsula 6. The Nile Delta 7. Hattusa 8. Ashura 9. Babylon 10. Memphis 11. Thebes 12. Kerma Identifications  Akkadian (language)- lingua franka for the region for 1000+ years; official language of the Akkadian Empire; Semitic language, cuneiform  Battle of Kadesh- signified the end of the Bronze Age (via the Hittites); largest chariot battle; between Egyptians and Hittites in Syria; 1274 BCE  Chariot- Indo European invention, eventually stopped being used in warfare because of difficulty of maintenance; Hyksos introduced it to Egypt; Battle of Kadesh largest chariot battle  Iron- introduced by the Hittites; stronger than bronze and ended the Bronze Age; used to make weapons and armor  Land Grants- introduced by Hittite Empire; military of Hittite nobility paid with these; made people work for their salary; government payment to military, land instead of currency  Hebrews- were called Jews one they moved to Judah; biblical/oral tradition; monotheistic  Hyksos- Indo European technology; introduced horses, chariots, and bronze armor to Egypt; “Rulers of foreign lands”; 1750-1551 (ruled Egypt); used to live in Syria but were driven out by war, took techniques and technologies seen with them to Egypt  Indo Europeans- invented the chariots; most successful at invading people, domesticated horses, invented the compound bow; spread their language along with their technology  Minoans- lived in Crete; maritime traders, socially egalitarian; palace at Knosos  Nubians- natural resources (gold, ebony, ivory); kingship model; matrilineal succession (an anomaly of history); tradition and belief a mixture from Egypt and Sudan; competed with Egypt, capital at Kerma  Phoenicians- mainly trade through ports; purple and red dyes (meant high status), monopoly on Cedar trees; used writing that developed from Egypt to improve trade; rise after “sea people” invade and destabilize Egypt Essay Prompt- 1. Describe the various empires of Mesopotamia from the Sumerians through the Neo- Babylonians (names, contributions, significant leaders, etc…)  Sumer- Sumerians considered the black-haired ones; Uruk and Ure were the largest cities; Sumerians and Semitic nomads; took 3,000 years for Sumerians and Semitic nomads to assimilate; Semitic nomads took over Sumerians; no trace of Sumerian language exists today, cognates from Semitic language present in some of today’s languages; independent city-states; temple and kingship model  Akkadian Empire- world’s first true empire; Sargon of Akkad aka the Great King, conglomerate of several city-states; Akkadian language remained after fall of civilization; roving army; Naram-Sin (grandson of Sargon)  Babylonian Empire- Hammurabi, Code of Hammurabi; implemented taxes instead of completely taking over; hanging gardens; fell to Persian invasion  Assyrians- good with textile and trade; capital is Assur; Semitic kingdom in Mesopotamia; initiated the idea of knights, brutal war tactics- chariots, iron armor, soldiers on horseback with bows, promoted based on merit; 1 empire extended to Hittite border in the north and occupied Babylon in the south, collapsed; 2 empire united entire Middle East  Neo-Babylonians- Nebuchadnezzar (ruler); expansion of the city of Babylon; fell to the Persians 2. Discuss the evolution of writing from pictograms to complete alphabet. 1st writing (Sumeria) pictograms and logograms; 2nd writing (Egyptians) arbitrary symbols- pre-alphabet; 3rd writing (Semitic slaves in Sinai Peninsula) take arbitrary symbols and make them consonants; 4th writing (Phoenicians) spread system with trade routes; 5th writing (Greeks) add vowel sounds; 6th writing (Romans) changed the font 3. Explain the various factors that may be used to determine the extent of female autonomy in a society. Wealth- the wealthier a society is, the less autonomy the woman has; men often kept women in domestic role to ensure women unable to go out and ensure that children are legitimate; do not want illegitimate children to inherit wealth Conflict-military prowess plays big part in societal status; women not allowed to be in military because of weakness compared to men and reproductive reasons (only women can bear children, if not enough women, not a lot of children); women cannot move up in society without military background; women sometimes able to take over role of husband (like a business) while he is away at war 4. Name the reasons that empires collapse and provide examples. Foreign invasion- Persians invade Babylon; economic collapse- Egypt after Battle of Kadesh with Hittites and invasion of the Sea Peoples; internal rebellion- Theban rebellion can cause the collapse of a civilization 5. Discuss the stages of Egypt’s expansion from the Early Dynastic Period through the New Kingdom  Early Dynastic Egypt- period of Egypt’s unification  Egypt: Old Kingdom- built pyramids of Giza; extended to the First Cataract; 500 years of uninterrupted prosperity; divided into 40 different regions handled by governors; at height of its power; capital was Memphis  First Intermediate Period- people lost faith in the pharaoh, fell for unknown reasons  Egypt: Middle Kingdom- focused on mining of gold and other minerals; kingdom extended to 2nd Cataract; capital was Thebes; pharaoh had less power than in the Old Kingdom  Second Intermediate Period- rule of Hyksos, after 200 years of rule, Egyptians broke free  Egypt: New Kingdom- both a kingdom and an empire; complex bureaucracy (centered on regional rule); Age of Expansion; conquered Nile Delta all the way to the 5th Cataract Survey of World History to 1500 Exam 2 Study Guide February 19, 2016 All of the information can be found in the PowerPoints and the notes from  Thursday’s (2/18) test review.  Geography 1. The Steppes (Russia) 2. Anatolia 3. Crete 4. The Levant 5. The Sinai Peninsula 6. The Nile Delta 7. Hattusa 8. Ashura  9. Babylon 10. Memphis 11. Thebes  12. Kerma Identifications  Akkadian (language)­ lingua franka for the region for 1000+ years; official language of  the Akkadian Empire; Semitic language, cuneiform   Battle of Kadesh­ signified the end of the Bronze Age (via the Hittites); largest chariot  battle; between Egyptians and Hittites in Syria; 1274 BCE  Chariot­ Indo European invention, eventually stopped being used in warfare because of  difficulty of maintenance; Hyksos introduced it to Egypt; Battle of Kadesh largest chariot battle  Iron­ introduced by the Hittites; stronger than bronze and ended the Bronze Age; used to  make weapons and armor  Land Grants­ introduced by Hittite Empire; military of Hittite nobility paid with these;  made people work for their salary; government payment to military, land instead of  currency  Hebrews­ were called Jews one they moved to Judah; biblical/oral tradition; monotheistic  Hyksos­ Indo European technology; introduced horses, chariots, and bronze armor to  Egypt; “Rulers of foreign lands”; 1750­1551 (ruled Egypt); used to live in Syria but were  driven out by war, took techniques and technologies seen with them to Egypt  Indo Europeans­ invented the chariots; most successful at invading people, domesticated  horses, invented the compound bow; spread their language along with their technology  Minoans­ lived in Crete; maritime traders, socially egalitarian; palace at Knosos  Nubians­ natural resources (gold, ebony, ivory); kingship model; matrilineal succession  (an anomaly of history); tradition and belief a mixture from Egypt and Sudan; competed  with Egypt, capital at Kerma  Phoenicians­ mainly trade through ports; purple and red dyes (meant high status),  monopoly on Cedar trees; used writing that developed from Egypt to improve trade; rise  after “sea people” invade and destabilize Egypt Essay Prompt­    1. Describe the various empires of Mesopotamia from the Sumerians through the Neo­ Babylonians (names, contributions, significant leaders, etc…)  Sumer­ Sumerians considered the black­haired ones; Uruk and Ure were the  largest cities; Sumerians and Semitic nomads; took 3,000 years for Sumerians and Semitic nomads to assimilate; Semitic nomads took over Sumerians; no trace of  Sumerian language exists today, cognates from Semitic language present in some  of today’s languages; independent city­states; temple and kingship model  Akkadian Empire­ world’s first true empire; Sargon of Akkad aka the Great King, conglomerate of several city­states; Akkadian language remained after fall of  civilization; roving army; Naram­Sin (grandson of Sargon)  Babylonian Empire­ Hammurabi, Code of Hammurabi; implemented taxes  instead of completely taking over; hanging gardens; fell to Persian invasion  Assyrians­ good with textile and trade; capital is Assur; Semitic kingdom in  Mesopotamia; initiated the idea of knights, brutal war tactics­ chariots, iron  armor, soldiers on horseback with bows, promoted based on merit; 1  empire  extended to Hittite border in the north and occupied Babylon in the south,  nd collapsed; 2  empire united entire Middle East   Neo­Babylonians­ Nebuchadnezzar (ruler); expansion of the city of Babylon; fell  to the Persians 2. Discuss the evolution of writing from pictograms to complete alphabet. 1st writing (Sumeria) pictograms and logograms; 2nd writing (Egyptians) arbitrary  symbols­ pre­alphabet; 3rd writing (Semitic slaves in Sinai Peninsula) take arbitrary  symbols and make them consonants; 4th writing (Phoenicians) spread system with trade  routes; 5th writing (Greeks) add vowel sounds; 6th writing (Romans) changed the font 3. Explain the various factors that may be used to determine the extent of female autonomy  in a society. Wealth­ the wealthier a society is, the less autonomy the woman has; men often kept  women in domestic role to ensure  women unable to go out and ensure that children are  legitimate; do not want illegitimate children to inherit wealth  Conflict­military prowess plays big part in societal status; women not allowed to be in  military because of weakness compared to men and reproductive reasons (only women  can bear children, if not enough women, not a lot of children); women cannot move up in society without military background; women sometimes able to take over role of husband (like a business) while he is away at war 4. Name the reasons that empires collapse and provide examples. Foreign invasion­ Persians invade Babylon; economic collapse­ Egypt after Battle of  Kadesh with Hittites and invasion of the Sea Peoples; internal rebellion­ Theban rebellion can cause the collapse of a civilization 5. Discuss the stages of Egypt’s expansion from the Early Dynastic Period through the New  Kingdom  Early Dynastic Egypt­ period of Egypt’s unification  Egypt: Old Kingdom­ built pyramids of Giza; extended to the First Cataract; 500 years of uninterrupted prosperity; divided into 40 different regions handled by governors; at  height of its power; capital was Memphis  First Intermediate Period­ people lost faith in the pharaoh, fell for unknown reasons  Egypt: Middle Kingdom­ focused on mining of gold and other minerals; kingdom  extended to 2nd Cataract; capital was Thebes; pharaoh had less power than in the Old  Kingdom  Second Intermediate Period­ rule of Hyksos, after 200 years of rule, Egyptians broke free  Egypt: New Kingdom­ both a kingdom and an empire; complex bureaucracy (centered on regional rule); Age of Expansion; conquered Nile Delta all the way to the 5th Cataract


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