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World History before 1770

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World History before 1770 HIST 1320

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This is over Mesopotamia and the map quiz that will be in future weeks.
Introduction to World History Before 1750
Assan Sarr
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Date Created: 09/27/16
September 7,2016 Mesopotamia- ​ in the middle east and is sandwiched between Mediterranean sea and . What does it mean to be civilized? A) Does it mean cities, large population, writing or science? B) Does it mean accumulation or materials? C) Does it mean construction of buildings and art? D) Does it mean how orderly the land is and how strict the laws are? There can be many different views on how a society can be civilized. It could be political or cultural. ● Is it helpful to distinguish societies as a whole using such a criterion? Yes, you have to compare each society to others. Colonial context/ baggage ● Western civilization had change the balance with nature and many human societies. a) Fraught with value judgment- civilized or uncivilized - There are many perspectives on how to run a civilization b) Triumph of the West ● All societies have complex laws and rules of proper social behavior, whether written or oral to which people are expected to conform ● Nevertheless, no matter what definition we take one quality of civilization is continuity-rootedness ● Many ancient societies have grappled with fundamental questions such as what is society and how should it be organized ● There have been civilizations that had very different visions of the world ● The kinds of civilizations built by Mesopotamians, Egyptians or Chinese came about only about 5,000 years ago ● Civilizations arose independently in handful of places around the world ● You should pay attention of the connections of societies. We should understand why things happen ● Mesopotamia- Iraqis are a mixture of Arabs, Turks and Persians whose ancestors go back to the mysterious people the Sumerians. Born on the banks of the rivers Euphrates and Tigris. There is had rich alluvial soils and freshwater. Sumerians- first civilizations. Geography and environmental ways have an impact on how successful a society is. Also the social aspect is important to network and trade with other societies. Technology helped further a society. Agriculture permitted Mesopotamians to producee surplus amount of food. -They learned how to polish stone tools instead of chipping at them. September 9, 2016 - Map quiz next friday- - Atlantic ocean - Pacific ocean - Indian ocean - Arctic ocean - Mediterranean sea - Red sea ( in between north east africa and turkey) - Black sea - Nile River - Indus river ( by pakistan) - Euphrates river/ Tigris river - Yellow river ( east Asia) - yangsta - Ganges - Amazon (Brazil) - Mississippi - North america - South america - Africa - Asia - Europe - Australia - Rocky mountains - Andes mountains (south america) - Uram (russia) - Himalayas ( on top of india) - Rift valley (east Africa) - Sahara desert (north africa) - Gobi desert ( middle asia) Readings -


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