HIST 1100 Lecture 3: Module; Greece

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27 Sep 2016
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Different from anciet mesopotamia, egypt, india, and china, where rivers played a very important role in the formation of those civilization, sea played a very important role in the formation of ancient greek civilization. The area is arid, rocky, with limited arable land; agriculture relies on rainfall; A relatively resources-poor region; needed to import metals, timber, and some foods; Natural harbors and small islands were good for sea travel: sea was a connector, not a barrier. Some important information to understand minoan society of crete (ca. The first civilization in europe to have complex political and social structure and advanced technologies as were found in asia and africa. Writing and record-keeping (un-deciphered): decline of minoan civilization. Natural disasters (earthquake, volcano, tidal waves, etc. Some basic information to understand mycenaean society (ca. 1600-1100. The borrow of minoan civilization (the idea of palace, the centralized economy, the administrative bureaucracy, etc.

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