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HIST 150-2 Week 1 Notes

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These are just the notes I could from Syllabus Week and 1 full class.
The West in the World
Dr. Yaron Ayalon
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Erin Smith on Wednesday January 13, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HIST 150-2 at Ball State University taught by Dr. Yaron Ayalon in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 110 views. For similar materials see The West in the World in History at Ball State University.


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Date Created: 01/13/16
HIST 150-2 WEEK 1 Notes 4 Early Civilizations of the Great River Valley  The Nile  Tigris and Euphrates  Indus Valley  Yellow River Rosetta Stone-Found in Rashid, Egypt (1799) -Had writing on it that we could translate, opening up hundreds of other languages for us to understand. Egypt: Old Kingdom -> Middle Kingdom -> New Kingdom -(New Kingdom was rivals of Hittites and Assyrians) Hittites: -People of Hatti (1800-1500 BC) in Anatolia -(Present day Turkey 1210 BC) Phoenicians: Present day Lebenon (1200-500BC) Carthage: Present day Tunsia (700-146 BC) Assyrian Empire: - from ~2500 BC in Mesopotamia - conquered most of the Middle East from 911 BC - Babylonians were seen to be potential rivals - Sennacherib (705-681 BC) -Ashurbanipal (668-627 BC) was the last serious Assyrian King Babylonian Empire: -1792-1750 BC -Rose with the Assyrian decline -Nebuchadnezzar II conquered the Middle East and sacked Jerusalem -586 destruction of Jerusalem Typical of Greek Towns: -Agoras -Acropolis -Temple/ Festivities -Coin Making -Political Life -Social Classes Greco-Persian War (499-499 BC) Pelopenesian War (431-404 BC) -Athens (democracy) -Sparta (oligarchy) Hasmonean Kingdom (140-37 BC) -A Hellenistic independent Jewish state


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