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Designed for college kids and not using a robust history in background, Making Europe is geared up round a political chronology to assist green scholars get a feeling of the tale of western civilization. topics of faith, social heritage, biography and character, and person and collective identification allow scholars to understand the "big picture." The text's awareness to jap Europe and thorough insurance of spiritual heritage extends correct as much as the current. The authors' collective event instructing Western Civilization is obvious within the text's conscientiously designed approach of pedagogy that promotes figuring out of occasions and figures of the western prior. concentration and assessment questions, chronologies, key words and definitions, and bankruptcy summaries aid scholars interact with the cloth step by step, chapter-by-chapter.

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E. that people in some parts of the world gained greater control over their food supply by herding animals and planting their own crops. The adoption of agriculture brought great changes in human society and culture. Populations increased. People could remain in the same place, build cities, and specialize in specific occupations. Metal technology advanced with the introduction of bronze weapons. The invention of writing brought the origin of written history. e. Geography played a major role in the rise of the first Near Eastern civilizations, which developed in fertile river valleys that offered rich soil and a dependable water supply.

Sumerians wore sandals and protected their heads from the hot sun with caps. Women adorned themselves with bracelets, necklaces, anklets, and rings for their fingers and ears. Semitic and Indo-European Peoples The Sumerians occupied only a tiny geographical area of the Near East and were surrounded by nonSumerian peoples with whom they regularly came into contact. Over the course of centuries, many of the economic, technological, and religious practices that arose in Mesopotamia spread outward and were assimilated by other peoples.

Another Aryan group, the Kassites, occupied Mesopotamia, making use of new military technology, the horse and chariot. They assimilated Mesopotamian culture—including religion, dress, and language—so thoroughly that nearly the only element of their native Indo-European culture they preserved was their names. e. The Code of Hammurabi The most important document to survive from ancient Mesopotamia is the law code of Hammurabi, which placed everyone in the Old Babylonian Empire under a single legal system.

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