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By Daniel C. Snell

Ancient close to East: The Basics surveys the historical past of the traditional center East from the discovery of writing to Alexander the Great’s conquest. The e-book introduces either the actual and highbrow setting of these instances, the struggles of state-building and empire development, and the dissent from these efforts. issues lined include:

  • What will we suggest after we discuss the traditional close to East?
  • The upward push and fall of robust states and monarchs
  • Daily existence either within the towns and out within the fields
  • The legacy of the traditional close to East: faith, technology and writing systems.

Featuring a thesaurus, chronology and recommendations for extra analyzing, this publication has all of the instruments the reader must comprehend the background and examine of the traditional close to East.

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Again there does not seem to be much regional variation in their tools, meaning perhaps that they did have different languages and cultures, but the ways they got and prepared food were pretty much the same. But something changed, not at the same time everywhere but gradually in some places, and our guess is that what changed was the success at having babies that lived. Infant death was probably astronomically high, and women had to have many pregnancies to assure that one or two children made it to the age of reproduction themselves.

And they picked berries and vegetables and roots and they hunted antelope. They lived in a place and time when there were two seasons, a wet rainy winter followed by a hot dry summer. They knew where to go to find the best stands of wild growing plants, and they became a little protective of this knowledge. Each late spring when the wild wheat matured, they would visit their favorite stand and pick it clean. And each late summer when the antelopes began to move from the nearby desert, they made sure to be in position to kill many of them.

And such concentrations of people raised many problems that had not had to be faced before. Sanitation, mere waste disposal, must have been a major problem, and the fact that pigs will eat anything, and dogs almost anything, helped, but they may not have made these early cities very pleasant. Pleasant was not the point. Cities were always places where new diseases could take hold and spread more easily than in the country. Interaction was probably the attraction. People came to the city with new products and ideas.

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