There is a history of ineffective rulers and incomplete funerary and temple structures.
The collapse did not happen because of the effects of climate change or a decline in the arts and sciences.
The Mesopotamians and Harappans were hit the hardest.
The usual monsoon rains did not arrive to feed the Niles, so how did territorial states form and upper regions arise?
People who had enjoyed prosperity and good government in places like the South Pacific, the Aegean, and the northern frontier of Europe were shocked that the world had turned against them.
The tribes of the desert have become Egyptians every territorial state.
The plunderer is everywhere, and the servant takes and food shortages led to the overthrow of the ruling elites.
Settled societies were not alone in their losses.
pillaging toral nomads felt the pinch as trade routes were open to predators.
The outsiders became a lucrative enterprise.
Those herders living in close proximity to settled structures in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley collapsed, threatening permanent settlements in search of sustenance.
Everyone felt the effects of the disaster.
The chapter focuses on two developments.
The effect of climate change on the peoples of Afro-Eurasia was the first to advanced into the populated areas.
Famines and the Yellow River valley were the early consequences of similar migrations in the Indus River valley.
They go to South Asia and Zhou China.
The horse-mounted nomads introduced technologies that led to new horse-drawn chariot, which is the second focus of this chapter.
The nomads' advantage made it possible for people to rebuild their communities.
The Egyptians and the Mesopota will flourish in the changed climate.
The rise of highly centralized polities does humant herders and pastoralists migrate onto the highland not telling the whole story of this period.
From there, examines worlds apart from the expanding centers of popula, some continued into the more populated river valleys and politics.
Territorial states emerged in Greece and were competing with the farming communities over space and the Aegean, where the newcomers who took power adopted resources.
They streamed in from the western and southern areas.
Southwest Asia went through simi deserts.
The South Pacific, the potamia, the Indus River valley, the highlands of Anatolia, Iran, Aegean, northern Europe, and the Americas were different from China, and Europe.
The lands stretching from North Africa to East Asia were more developed after the first wave of newcomers.
Some settled permanently while others sought temporary work.
As climate change spurred nomads and herders to bring new and maintained peace, they could not control what the elites pressures and new technologies to settled communities were.
A society that is more formal and hierarchical than that on Minoan Crete is reflected in the regular banding and presentation of scenes.
There is a horse-drawn chariot.
The warrior elites of Mycenaean society possessed more elaborate means of transport and warfare and linked them to developments over wide expanses of Afro-Eurasia at the time.
The tomb of Tutankhamun in the Val ey of the Kings in Egypt had a wooden chest covered with stucco and painted with images of the Egyptian pharaoh in his war chariot.
The war chariot was introduced into Egypt.
depictions of Tutankhamun smiting the enemy from a war chariot drawn by two powerful horses were common during his reign in the New Kingdom.
The chariots of nomads were copied by Asia.
For further conquest, the shang warriors destroy range and speed.
The chariots were used in warfare but also in processions and had spoked wheels made of special wood.
Moun cular shapes, wheel covers, axles, and bearings were produced on the vast steppe lands north of the Caucasus.
dura domesticated horses were in their native habitat.
The chariot's moving parts, first bronze and the northern steppes of what is now Russia, were a food later iron.
During the late third millennium bce, people from the east of the Ural Mountains were led to harness them with cheek pieces and mouth bits, signaling their way in making bronze weapons and chariot parts.
The evolution of headgear from simple mouth horses and chariots from the steppe peoples can be seen in the parts of the horse harnesses made from south and the craftsmen who lived in urban settlements who fashioned true wood, bronze, and iron.
The use of iron was the next innovation.
Iron was a decorative and experimental metal, and all tools Mesopotamian plain to the north in the mountains of the Cau and weapons were bronze.
The harnessed horse was joined to the chariot by iron.
The inven made it more desirable to reinforce moving tion of the chariot yoked to agility, swiftness, and highly trained parts.
Horses transformed warfare with solid wood wheels.
The spokes and bronze hooped chariots were lightened so they could pull them faster.
They were light and made of iron.
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During this time, nomadic people were moving into many of the settled regions.
Territorial states and nomadic states had a combination of innovations that differed from the city-states.
The new engi of the river-basin societies, organized around the temple and neering skills, metallurgy, and animal domestication--and their palace--revolutionized the way humans made war.
The chariot slashed travel time between capitals and trast, the new territorial states in Egypt and Mesopotamia overturned the machinery of war.
The elab ceded to battalions of chariots their authority on monarchs.
Each vehicle carried a driver orate legal codes, large territorial expanses, definable borders, and an archer and charged into battle with lethal precision and ambitions for continuous expansion.
The Shang speeded up in China.
The power of warriors in horse-drawn chariots tilted the political to the emergence of territorial states in the next millen balance after the nomads mastered this type of warfare.
The armies cultural system was central to their innovations.
The first great territorial kingdoms of this era were created after states developed cavalry units of horse-mounted war.
The chariots of the Mid riors lost their military advantage.
The New Kingdom reunified the river in the second millennium bce and expanded to the south and north.
The era of vailed in Afro-Eurasia was long.
The first sight of a horse without water brought disaster to the area.
For a long time, drawn chariots must have been frightening, but they knew that the Nile did not overflow its banks, and Egyptian harvests with war making had changed.
The vehicles were valued highly as the pharaohs lost.
The authority of the centralized iot archer who made sure that Tutankhamun's war vehicle and other were kept safe was replaced by char regional notables.
Egypt was one of the most stable corners.
The rulers of Afro-Eurasia would endure more than a century of tumult in the Yellow River valley before a new order emerged.
After a century of dry weather, the Nile's flood gave birth to a new type of regime: the territorial waters returned to normal.
The crops grew again.
The territorial state had control over two rulers at Thebes, far south of the Old King hinterlands.
The centralized kingdom, organized around tuhotep II, consolidated power in Upper Egypt and began new charismatic rulers in this new era.
They ushered in a new phase of stabil that made them more stable and made historians call them the Middle Kingdom.
The new pharaonic line built on earlier foundations to increase the identified themselves as residents of cities is no longer in use.
The spiritual and worldly powers and their residents felt the same.
The societies of the Mediterranean Sea and Southwest Asia were closer to each other as a result of trade in many commodities.
The Twelfth Dynasty because of Amun's attributes of air and breath dominated the Mid hidden, believers in other gods were able to embrace his cult.
Amen has recently been poor.
As the pharaoh elevated the cult emhet I, he unified the disparate parts of his kingdom, fur Amun.
The king capitalized on the god's name to convey a sense of his own invisible pharaoh.
The other gods of omnipresence were overshadowed by Amun.
Territorial States and Microsocieties, 2000- 1200 bce their own leisure and pastimes.
Outside they hone their skills in hunting, fowling, and fishing, while indoors they indulge in formal banquets with professional dancers and singers.
They didn't depend on the kings for such benefits.
Some members of the middle class constructed tombs filled with representations of material goods they would use in the afterlife as well as occupations that would engage them for eternity in a sign of their upward mobility.
The royal family and a few powerful nobles had exclusive rights to this privilege during the Old Kingdom.
Centralized and reformed kingdoms expanded their trade networks.
The Egyptians needed to import huge quantities of wood by ship because the floodplains had been deforested.
The cedars from Byblos were prized because they were used to make furniture for the living and coffins for the dead.
Superb examples are from the Amun.
The Sinai Peninsula was searched for copper and turquoise.
The king of the gods was called Amun-Re and he was gold.
The power of the gods was intertwined with the resistance of the kings, so the Egyptians colonized Nubia to broaden Amun-Re's earthly champion.
For more than 12,000 years, Egyptians and slaves worked to build monumental gates, courtyards, and other structures in a massive temple complex at Thebes.
The power of the gods and pharaohs was demonstrated.
The rulers of the Middle Kingdom nurtured a cult of the pharaoh as the good shepherd, who was supposed to fulfill the needs of his human flock.
The pharaohs portrayed themselves as shepherds of their people by instituting charities, offering homage to gods at the palace, and performing ceremonies to honor their own generosity.
The cult of Amun-Re was both a tool of political power and a source of spiritual meaning for Egyptians.
The pastoral nomads were attracted to the work by the new commercial networks.
The break between the Middle and New Kingdoms of Egypt was marked by the events of the beginning of the New invaders from Southwest Asia.
Competent and socially mobile individuals were brought in to run the cracy.
The rulers of the Middle Kingdom inspired a new generation of Egyptian rulers who created the New King source of gold, exotic raw materials, and labor.
With the reign of Egypt's most territorial expansion, historians led the state to unparalleled levels of prosperity.
In 1479 bce, the west young son, Thutmosis III, came to the throne.
The Thirteenth Dynasty was during her reign.
The Hyksos traded with the eastern Mediterranean horse chariots.
They fought their war chariots southward into Nubia.
The victors did not destroy the conquered land, but the Egyptians ruled over it.
They tried to adopt the Hittite kingdoms.
The Egyptians never accepted them at the Battle of Megiddo.
The Fifteenth Dynasty was ruled by the Hyksos and they took control of the northern part of the country.
The southern part of the country was ruled by Ahmosis after a century of political conflict.
The beginning of the New Kingdom was marked by this military success.
The Egyptian rulers learned a valuable lesson from the invasion, that they could no longer rely on deserts as a buffer.
Ahmosis drove the "foreigners" back.
The armies' path was followed by diplomats as the pharaoh began to interfere in the affairs of small kingdoms in Southwest Asia.
Future Egyptian kings would use such policies to dominate the eastern Mediterranean world.
The Egyptians used new techniques from the west to consolidate their power.
The Egyptians did not perfect bronze working, an improved potter's wheel, or a vertical loom.
South Asian animals such as humped Zebu cattle, as well as vegetable and fruit crops, now appeared on the Hatshepsut.
Hatshepsut is seen in a portrait head.
The first recorded chariot battle in history took place in southwestern Iran in 2000- 1200 bce.
The Old Babylonian dynasty centered on the southern was founded by the Amorites mosis III, whose army employed nearly 1,000 war chariots.
In 1274 bce, Egypt's most nota territorial states arose in Mesopotamia, engaged in what historians consider to be one of the worst periods in the country's history.
Syria is currently in control of the Fertile Crescent after a century of political instability.
The demise of the city-state models.
Here, too, pastoralists evolved into a strong, expansionist territorial state, Egypt played a role in the restoration of order, increasing the wealth of now poised to engage in commercial, political, and cultural regions they conquered and helping the cultural realm to flour exchange with the rest of the region
Territorial states with ruling families and well-defined frontiers were founded by the Old Babylonian kingdom.
The development of territorial kingdoms in Anatolia was aided by pastoralists.
The end of the third millennium bce was a devastating time for this area.
The price of basic goods rose, the price of vests was reduced, and the social order of Babylonia was strengthened.
In southern Mesopotamia, transhumant herders commissioned public art and works projects and pro (not chariot-driving nomads, as in Egypt) invaded cities.
The court supported workshops to replace the lands that were swallowed up and to expand for skilled artisans.
Rich soil in erary culture was brought to ruin by a millennium of intense cultivation and lished schools.
To show their familiarity with the west, the main branch of the Euphrates River was shifted to be a rustic foreigner.
Many cities lost access to their fertile hinterlands, they studied the oral tales and wrote nothing.
The ancient texts were copied northward, away from the silted, marshy deltas of the ancient texts.
The Transhumant herders were not strangers to the legendary founders of the city.
They had always played an import to the new rulers, because of the tional stories about the rulers of ancient Uruk.
The culture of Mesopotamian urban life and the epic narra ant role it played in the book of poems were known by these great poems.
Rural folk in the Old Babylonian dialect of the Semitic Akkadian language wintered in villages close to the river to water their animals.
They identified the history of the people with their king and retreated to the cooler highlands.
The kingdom was unified by their wide circulation.
The herders bought crafted products and story from the herders.
They paid taxes, served as warriors, and narrated the heroism of the legendary king, who labored on public works projects.
Being part of the early Uruk.
Scribes of royal courts had few political rights in city-states.
The monster of the Cedar Forest is one of the episodes in their shared adventures.
The style of the plaque indicates that it was made during the Old Babylonian period.
The territorial state in Mesopotamia was not immune to misfortune, as evidenced by the many royal edicts shift away from economic activity dominated by the official and that annulled certain debts as a gesture of tax relief.
There is a centralized city-state and independent private ventures.
The rulers refused to protect the caravans.
State bureaucrats are supposed to collect taxes.
People paid taxes in the form of bribes.
If goods reached their final destination, such as grain, vegetables, and wool, they yielded large profits, and if disaster struck, entrepreneurs exchanged for silver.
The investors and traders had nothing to show for their efforts.
After pocketing a percentage for their profit, as silver to the state.
As a result of this process, there was more private activity and wealth as well as formalizing commercial rules and establishing insurance schemes.
At this time, Mesopotamia was a crossroads for caravans lead routes to ensure strong commercial alliances and to gather east and west.
The region was peaceful.
The trading community flourished as a result of their ties with local politicians.
The ability to move people.
The merchants who dominated the ancient exotic, valuable minerals, textiles, and luxury goods city of Assur, on the Tigris, pumped revenues into the coffers of across Southwest Asia in order to win the hearts and minds of Mesopotamian merchants.
Merchants used sea routes for trade.
The organization of the state and promotion of the Arabian Sea were changed by the new rulers of the Red Sea.
During the second millennium, there was a distinctive culture as well as expanding trade.
It's necessary for ship structures to support larger territorial states.
A growing ruling chief and clan based claimed descent from a com regional economic specialization and an expanding sphere of mon ancestors through reliance on imported materials.
Personal charisma interaction was drawn on across western Afro-Eurasia.
The supreme hero of Mesopotamian legend was Gilgamesh, the ruler of ancient Uruk.
He was a successful ruler and a devoted friend to his companion, Enkidu.
The oldest piece of world literature is the Gilgamesh epic.
It shows a hero who is obsessed with glory and fails in his quest for immortality.
He was anguished on his quest to gain immortality.
As he continues to deny his humanity and the inevitability of death, he is speaking to an alewife.
My friend whom I love has turned "If you are truly Gilgamesh, that struck ance worn out, to clay: down the Guardian, Nor grief in my innermost being, Enkidu my friend".
Your face is very similar to that of a long-distance person.
Your face is not new.
My friend's words weigh on me.
I travel around open country on long journeys.
The most famous Mesopotamian ruler of this period was their territories and subdued weaker neighbors.
He wanted to create a new legal order and centralized the state part of a broad confederation of polities in order to pay tribute to luxury goods, raw materials, and manpower that were struggling with powerful neighbors.
The use of diplomatic and tection.
Control over military resources, such as metals for military skills to become the strongest king in Mesopotamia, and herds of horses for pulling chariots, was made Babylon his capital and he declared himself "the king who necessary to gain dominance, but it was no guarantee of success."
The ruler had charisma.
He implemented a new system to secure his power, alized Egyptian leadership, Mesopotamian kingdoms could vac appointing regional governors to manage outlying provinces illate from strong to weak, depending on the ruler's personality.
The people of the lands of the Middle Kingdom were held by the people of the city of Hammurapi.
The king and Akkad were on my lap.
There are 300 edicts about crimes and punishments.
Being king was a delicate bal theme, and governing public matters was man's ancing act.
He had to curry favor among powerful mer work and uphold a just order, but he also had to meet the needs of the poor and rulers.
The king was in charge of ordering relations in order to gain a key base of support should the elites become among people.
The code was dissatisfied with his rule.
The top father's duty was to treat his kin as the ruler would treat his sub, which was a portrait of Hammurapi himself, posing with strict authority and care.
The sun god Shamash was the patron of justice.
The highest violation of this moral code was a female crime.
Any woman found with a man who wasn't her husband would be conquered.
The code should be thrown into the river with her lover.
In the Babylonian king example, the code divided the people into free persons, dependents, and slaves.
Each had its own rights and responsibilities.
This way, Hammurapi's order divided society while also making the region better.
By the end of his reign, he had established Babylon as the single greatest power in Mesopotamia and had reduced competitor kingdoms to mere vassals.
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The era of Hammurapi and his successors was a high point in the intellectual life of Mesopotamia, setting the stage for the achievements of the first-millennium Assyrians and neo- Babylonians.
Going far beyond what was needed for everyday applications, mathematics and literature reached new heights.
Religious life was fundamentally changed.
The city god of Babylon, Marduk, became the primary cult of the land after being raised to the level of a national god.
The Kassites seem to have entered southern Mesopotamia from the Zagros Mountains and the Iranian plateau, at first encamping in small groups on the edges of cities and working as mercenaries in the Babylonian armies.
By 2000 bce, they were bureaucrats associated with the Hammurapi's Code.
Over the next 350 years, they brought all of Anatolia, defeated the kingdom that controlled northern Syria, southern Mesopotamia under their control, and created one of the new states from the new network of states from Babylon.
The Hittites had a golden age based on trade and political success.
At the battle of Qadesh, they traded for gold, wood, and ivory, as well as horses, chariots, and lapis lazuli.
The traditions and institutions of Mesopotamia were absorbed by Hittite control.
The region between the Nile and Mesopotamia was central to more of their predecessors than before.
Although very little river valleys and was a factor in promoting diplomatic relations remains of their own language and customs.
They revised and compiled texts into a standard edi tolia, and as these states came into contact with one another, they developed techniques of diplomacy that story called the Enuma Elish.
They want to be able to resolve problems without having to go to war.
Much of what we know of the Kassites and other states comes from Egypt.
An overland crossroads that linked the Middle Assyrian, Kassite, and Hittite kings is what Anatolia others are from.
There are many in the Black and Mediterranean seas.
The diplomatic language of this era was easy to understand and the high tablelands made it easy to traverse.
Large herding communities were hospitable to the correspondence.
During the third millennium bce, Anatolia became home to many polit peting kings who were intent on maintaining their status and ical systems run by indigenous elites.
These societies knew how to win the loyalty of the small buffer king pastoral lifeways, agriculture, and urban commercial centers.
Powerful rulers referred to peoples who were speaking different languages as brothers, suggesting a desire to foster friendship among large states.
If a commercial mission were and their numbers grew, the newcomers would be so vital to the economic and in fortified settlements and often engaged in regional warfare, political well-being of rulers, that they would be so vital to the economic and in fortified settlements and often engaged in regional warfare, political They borrowed extensively from plundered, the ruler of the area in which the robbery occurred the cultural developments of Southwest Asian urban cultures, assumed responsibility and offered compensation to the injured.
The chariot warrior rial states of Southwest Asia and Egypt grew powerful on the commercial activity of international diplomacy that have stood the test of time and that passed through the region.
The inspired later leaders were among them.
The result was that rulers used Hittites.
Hittite lancers and archers rode chariots to negotiate rather than on the battlefield.
Each state had a place in the political hierarchy.
In the 17th century bce, the Hittite leader Hat It was an order that depended on constant communication.
The table assembles the evidence by drawing on their scholarly studies of around the same time.
The collapse of these river-basin societies was caused by a group of scientists who were willing to regard climate change as the overwhelming factor.
An abundant literary record is full and ushered in a period of lower Nile floods and of tales of woe and poetry, as well as an invasion of sand dunes into their artwork, calling attention to famine, the First Intermediate cultivated areas.
The last ruler of the Kingdom of abruptly abandoned the Haabur was around 2200 bce.
The rivers stopped incising.
The GhaggarHakra River dried up around 1700 bce.
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Territorial states emerged more slowly in the valley than in Egypt and Mesopotamia.
In the third millennium bce, the Indus River valley was ravaged by a dry spell.
The population of the old Harappan heartland fell by 1700 bce.
Around 1500 bce, another group of nomadic peoples, calling themselves Aryans, walked out of their homelands in the steppes of Inner Eurasia.
The pastoral nomads were unable to establish large territorial states.