Traditions and Encounters, AP Edition (Bentley), 5th Edition

Chapter 2: Early Societies in Southwest Asia and the Indo-European Migrations

Essay Quiz

Some historians refer to Mesopotamia as the "cradle of civilization." Why is this? Do you agree that "civilization" originated there? Why or why not?
Compare and contrast the lasting contributions of the Sumerians, Jews, Phoenicians, and Indo-Europeans. Which culture do you believe made the most significant contributions? Why?
Warfare was a significant factor in the development of all the cultures discussed in this chapter. Analyze how political institutions, economic factors, social factors, and technology interplayed to create conflict and war throughout this region.
Traditions & Encounters, 5e
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