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Designed for college kids and not using a powerful historical past in heritage, Making Europe is equipped round a political chronology to aid green scholars get a feeling of the tale of western civilization. issues of faith, social historical past, biography and character, and person and collective identification allow scholars to understand the "big picture." The text's recognition to jap Europe and thorough insurance of spiritual historical past extends correct as much as the current. The authors' collective adventure educating Western Civilization is obvious within the text's conscientiously designed method of pedagogy that promotes knowing of occasions and figures of the western previous. concentration and evaluation questions, chronologies, key words and definitions, and bankruptcy summaries support scholars interact with the fabric step by step, chapter-by-chapter.

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The gods were conceived of as being anthropomorphic—that is, looking like people. Making the world secure meant being able to influence the gods. Because life was uncertain, the gods also were considered to be cuneiform (from Latin for “wedge-shaped”) Mesopotamian writing system that put wedge-shaped indentations on clay tablets. myths Stories, often about gods, explaining things that people did not understand. legends Accounts of people and events in the distant past that have been passed on orally.

Black Sea The Near Eastern World, ca. E. , the most important ancient western civilizations were located in Egypt in the Nile River valley, in Mesopotamia in the Tigris and Troy Euphrates River valleys, and in Crete and Greece bordering onGREECE the Mediterranean Sea. Why do you think these ancient civilizations developed Mycenae along rivers and seas? Athens Caspian Sea A N AT O L I A HIT T IT ES gr ZA RO S PAL E STI NE G LEVANT Babylon K A S S IT ES BA Uruk BY LO NI Ur A MT S. AM EL Sidon Tyre R.

Pastoralism Mobile lifestyle based on keeping flocks and herds. agriculture Sedentary style of life based on the cultivation of crops. cultural assimilation Acquisition by one group of people of the cultural traits of another people. E. The practice of agriculture brought two main changes to human existence: it required people to remain in the same place year after year, and it created a dependable food supply that yielded a surplus, which created wealth. The food surplus also meant that a larger population could be supported.

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