Ancient Mesopotamia Life in the Cradle of Civilization

Ancient Mesopotamia  Life in the Cradle of Civilization

Why did people accept the rule of monarchs?

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ISBN: OCLC:1181852632

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Why did people accept the rule of monarchs? This lecture reveals the fascinating world of the first kings, including their numerous important duties - from conducting diplomacy to levying taxes - and explores how they believed that the gods supported and chose them.
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Ancient Mesopotamia Life in the Cradle of Civilization

Ancient Mesopotamia  Life in the Cradle of Civilization

Witness the rise of urban civilization 5,500 years ago, a mere 200 generations before modern times. Discover how and why the first writing system developed and examine the earliest-known evidence of warfare.

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ISBN: OCLC:1181852776

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Witness the rise of urban civilization 5,500 years ago, a mere 200 generations before modern times. Discover how and why the first writing system developed and examine the earliest-known evidence of warfare.
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Ancient Mesopotamia Life in the Cradle of Civilization

Ancient Mesopotamia  Life in the Cradle of Civilization

Meet the mighty King Hammurabi, who ruled for an incredible 43 years. You'll also discover how the family can be viewed as a microcosm for Mesopotamian society, with each member playing an important role.

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ISBN: OCLC:1181852801

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Meet the mighty King Hammurabi, who ruled for an incredible 43 years. You'll also discover how the family can be viewed as a microcosm for Mesopotamian society, with each member playing an important role. Delve into the daily lives of families and the laws (both official and unspoken) governing their behavior.
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Ancient Mesopotamia Life in the Cradle of Civilization

Ancient Mesopotamia  Life in the Cradle of Civilization

Although rulers during this period attempted to create a "cult of the kings," local leaders, merchants, and especially households performed essential roles in society.

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ISBN: OCLC:1181852978

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Although rulers during this period attempted to create a "cult of the kings," local leaders, merchants, and especially households performed essential roles in society. Cuneiform records reveal a remarkable level of organization, from taxes to diplomacy.
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Ancient Mesopotamia Life in the Cradle of Civilization

Ancient Mesopotamia  Life in the Cradle of Civilization

In a period where the causes of disease and natural disasters were not widely known, gods were believed to be the cause of, and the solution to, instability in life.

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ISBN: OCLC:1181853338

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In a period where the causes of disease and natural disasters were not widely known, gods were believed to be the cause of, and the solution to, instability in life. Learn how evidence found in tombs suggests a belief in the afterlife, and discover just how large a workforce was employed by the grand temples where the gods were believed to live.
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Ancient Mesopotamia Life in the Cradle of Civilization

Ancient Mesopotamia  Life in the Cradle of Civilization

Finally, arrive at the end of the independence of Mesopotamia with the conquest of the Neo-Babylonian empire by the forces of the powerful Persian king, Cyrus the Great. Witness religious changes that were taking place across the Near East.

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ISBN: OCLC:1181853170

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Finally, arrive at the end of the independence of Mesopotamia with the conquest of the Neo-Babylonian empire by the forces of the powerful Persian king, Cyrus the Great. Witness religious changes that were taking place across the Near East. Mesopotamian culture gradually died out, but it left an incredible legacy.
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Ancient Mesopotamia Life in the Cradle of Civilization

Ancient Mesopotamia  Life in the Cradle of Civilization

This dramatic installment details the end of a period of peace and stability between great powers, as a result of possible natural disasters, attacks on cities, and movements of the mysterious Sea Peoples.

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ISBN: OCLC:1181853025

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This dramatic installment details the end of a period of peace and stability between great powers, as a result of possible natural disasters, attacks on cities, and movements of the mysterious Sea Peoples. The era that followed was one of smaller kingdoms that left few written records.
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Ancient Mesopotamia Life in the Cradle of Civilization

Ancient Mesopotamia  Life in the Cradle of Civilization

An influx of immigrants greatly enriched the Mesopotamian region, and we see other issues that have echoes in today's world. This was a time of frequent warfare but also of increased literacy and private enterprise.

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ISBN: OCLC:1181853096

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An influx of immigrants greatly enriched the Mesopotamian region, and we see other issues that have echoes in today's world. This was a time of frequent warfare but also of increased literacy and private enterprise. Join merchants on their 800-mile caravans as they delivered tin and textiles in exchange for silver.
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Ancient Mesopotamia Life in the Cradle of Civilization

Ancient Mesopotamia  Life in the Cradle of Civilization

The kingdom of Hana and an intriguing Kassite text provide clues to a mysterious dark age, which may have lasted for 100 years.

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ISBN: OCLC:1181852820

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The kingdom of Hana and an intriguing Kassite text provide clues to a mysterious dark age, which may have lasted for 100 years. Few records survive from this period, so Professor Podany illuminates historians' detective work to fill in the gaps.
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