By Richard Bulliet, Pamela Crossley, Daniel Headrick, Steven Hirsch, Lyman Johnson, David Northrup
Two-thirds the size of the whole Fourth variation, this short model of The Earth and Its Peoples: a world background keeps its significant issues and its actually international point of view on global background. this article specializes in the interplay of humans and their setting, utilizing this relevant subject matter to match various occasions, locations, and societies. particular emphasis is given to expertise and the way technological improvement underlies all human activity.Ideal for one-semester survey classes or classes utilizing a number of fundamental assets, this article has been rigorously abbreviated to keep up the basic narrative of global heritage. Key pedagogical parts were retained and additional emphasised.
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Weirs (partial dams) raised the water level of the river so that water could ﬂow by gravity into the canals. Dikes along the riverbanks protected against ﬂoods. The silt carried by ﬂoods clogged the canals, which required frequent dredging. In some places, levers with counterweights lifted buckets of irrigation water out of a river or canal. Successful operation of such sophisticated irrigation systems depended on leaders compelling or persuading large numbers of people to work together. Other projects called for similar cooperation: harvesting, sheep shearing, building of fortiﬁcations and large public buildings, and warfare.
The silt carried by ﬂoods clogged the canals, which required frequent dredging. In some places, levers with counterweights lifted buckets of irrigation water out of a river or canal. Successful operation of such sophisticated irrigation systems depended on leaders compelling or persuading large numbers of people to work together. Other projects called for similar cooperation: harvesting, sheep shearing, building of fortiﬁcations and large public buildings, and warfare. Two centers of power, the temple and the palace of the king, have left written records, but details of governmental life remain scanty, as are the hints at some sort of citizens’ assembly that may have evolved from traditional village councils.
E. e. Mesopotamia means “land between the rivers” in Greek. It reﬂects the centrality of the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers to the way of life in this region. The plain alongside and between the rivers, which originate in the mountains of eastern Anatolia (modern Turkey) and empty into the Persian Gulf, has gained fertility from the silt deposited by river ﬂoods over many millennia. Today the plain is mostly in Iraq; it gives way to mountains in the north and east: an arc extending from northern Syria through southeastern Anatolia to the Zagros (ZAG-ruhs) Mountains that separate the plain from the Iranian Plateau.