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Between the Rivers

The History of Ancient Mesopotamia
(DVD - 2006 )
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Between the Rivers


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"In this course, we will explore Mesopotamian societies from the Neolithic era (c. 9,000 B.C.) to the defeat of the great Persian Empire at Gaugamela by Alexander the Great (331 B.C.) The study will take us from the world of international diplomacy with powerful neighbors in Egypt, Syria, and Anatolia to the mundane issues of daily life, such as providing food for the family, curing disease, and settling legal disputes. It examines archaeological discoveries, historical documents, and literary texts to explore how these lands between the rivers created a civilization that has contributed to the development of our own. A recurring theme of the course is the creation of an urban lifestyle, which becomes increasingly sophisticated and complex as cultures expand."-- p. 1 of guidebook.
Title: Between the rivers
the history of ancient Mesopotamia
[videorecording]
Publisher: Chantilly, Va. :, Teaching Co.,, c2006
Characteristics: 6 videodiscs (1080 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in. +,3 course guidebook (22 cm.)
Statement of Responsibility: Alexis Q. Castor
Notes: Course consists of 36 lectures divided into 3 sections
Course guidebooks contain outlines of each 30 minute lecture. With bibliographical references
Special features and language options may vary by copy
Contents: Section 1. The rise of civilizaton. Lecture 1. The Iraq Museum
Lecture 2. Geography and environment
Lecture 3. Discovering Mesopotamia
Lecture 4. Archaeological methods
Lecture 5. Farming and early settlements
Lecture 6. The Uruk phenomenon
Lecture 7. Writing
Lecture 8. Temples
Lecture 9. Mesopotamian deities
Lecture 10. Gilgamesh - hero and king
Lecture 11. The early dynastic period
Lecture 12. Warfare and diplomacy
Section 2. The great city-states. Lecture 13. The Royal Cemetery at Ur
Lecture 14. The Akkadians
Lecture 15. Ideology of kingship - Naram-Sin and Gudea
Lecture 16. The Ur III dynasty
Lecture 17. Life in a Mesopotamian city
Lecture 18. Food and drink
Lecture 19. Assyrian trade networks
Lecture 20. Hammurabi of Babylon
Lecture 21. Zimri-Lim of Mari
Lecture 22. Laws
Lecture 23. Medicine, science, and math
Lecture 24. Poetry and literature
Section 3. Empires of the East. Lecture 25. Internationalism
Lecture 26. Assyrian expansion
Lecture 27. Sargon II
Lecture 28. Ideology of empire
Lecture 29. Control and revolt
Lecture 30. Medes and the neo-Babylonian state
Lecture. 31. The rise of the Achaemenids
Lecture 32. Persians in Egypt and Greece
Lecture 33. Xerxes's invasion of Greece
Lecture 34. Persian and art culture
Lecture 35. Alexander the Great
Lecture 36. After Alexander
Summary: "In this course, we will explore Mesopotamian societies from the Neolithic era (c. 9,000 B.C.) to the defeat of the great Persian Empire at Gaugamela by Alexander the Great (331 B.C.) The study will take us from the world of international diplomacy with powerful neighbors in Egypt, Syria, and Anatolia to the mundane issues of daily life, such as providing food for the family, curing disease, and settling legal disputes. It examines archaeological discoveries, historical documents, and literary texts to explore how these lands between the rivers created a civilization that has contributed to the development of our own. A recurring theme of the course is the creation of an urban lifestyle, which becomes increasingly sophisticated and complex as cultures expand."-- p. 1 of guidebook.
Additional Contributors: Castor, Alexis Q.
Teaching Company
ISBN: 1598032607
9781598032604
Branch Call Number: DVD 935 BETWEEN
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