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HST 103, Week 2 Notes

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World History to 1600
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Date Created: 01/23/16
HST 103: World History to 1600 Spring SEMESTER 2016 INSTRUCTOR: DR. Julia Troche 25 January 2016 Phoenician Alphabet Primary Source: Author/Audience?Context/Modern/Historical/Use/WhoCares? Why does it matter? The Geographic Settings of Mesopotamia *Key Word “Steppe” Sumerian Period (c.5500-2350 BCE) Ubaid (c.5500-4000 BCE) Uruk (c.4000-2900 BCE) Early Dynastic (c.2900-2350) The Ubaid Period (c.5500-4000 BCE) ● Irrigation Farming ● Division of Labor ● Trade, luxury good (lapus lazuli) Temple is the center of the city Anu (Sky God/Father) Enki->Eridu EnInama->Uruk 1 *Key word “Wedged-shaped (started with clay tokens) The Early Dynastic ● Rise of Kingship - The palace eventually rose decisively above the temple both in wealth and influence, and the kings gained control over temples The Sumerian King List - Some historical and some mythical - Names listed by dynasty - Info unreliable - Purpose to show that Sumer had always been united by a king “Era of Conflict” ● Local rulers sought control over other city-states and the whole reign ● Enmebaragesi of kish (c.2700 BCE) - Battled Elam and establishes Nippu as a Holy City - The king lists assets that Enmebaragesi “carried away a spoil the weapons of Elam. “Perhaps he actually extended his domain eastward beyond Sumer to include this neighboring kingdom 27 January 2016 Gilgamesh and Dominion of Uruk - Uruk and UR battle with Kish for dominance - The ruler of Uruk at this time was the semi-legendary Gilgamesh Ziggurat (Temple at UR) “Society” - Three division - Royal.commoner,slave The Akkadian empire (c.2350-2160 BCE) ● Sargon of Akkad - Capitol founded at Akkad (Agade) - Founded semitic dynasty;lasted three generations 2 - Put into place ‘imperial’ measures: direct control of people/gods Semitic Language: Akkadian/Hebrew/Arabic Reign of Naram-sin (ca. 2250 BCE) ● Successor and grandson of Sargon ● Ruled as God of Akkad (~divine right to rule) ● Stele of Naram-sin 30 January 2016 The Gutian Invasion and the UR dynasty (c. 2100-2000 BCE) Gutians from East (Iran) conquered Sumer => Return to independent rulers of city- states - UR dynasty (aka Third Dynasty of UR, aka UR III) - King Nammu and his son Shulgi - Code of UR-Nammu; first law recorded in later copies The Old Babylonian Empire (c.1800-1596 BCE) ● Amarties (semitic speaking people from the West) ● 200 years built up power slowly while others in the region fought ● The age of Hammurabi - reunification of Mesopotamia by force and diplomacy Law: Code of Hammurabi (discussion) *Stela: large stone slab with descriptions (Akkadian 2500 BCE) KASSITE BABYLONIA (C.1595-1160) ASSYRIAM EMPIRE (C.2300-612 BCE) NEO-ASSYRIAN PERIOD (C.911-612 BCE) ● Ashurnasipal II (c.911-745 BCE) ● Tiglath-pileser III (c. 745-727 BCE) ● Sennacherib (c.704-681 BCE) ● Esarhaddon (c.680-669 BCE) ● Assurbanipal (c.668-627 BCE) 3 4


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