The Fertile Crescent 1800 1914

The Fertile Crescent has always been in close touch with the other parts of the Middle East: Turkey, Iran, the Arabian peninsula, and Egypt. Indeed the ties binding it to each of those subregions have usually been stronger and more ...

Author: Charles Issawi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019536421X

Category: History

Page: 520

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This is the first comprehensive history and economic analysis of the Fertile Crescent during the 19th century, a region currently encompassing Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, and a small part of Turkey. Presenting 155 carefully selected documents--the majority drawn from British and French archives and here published for the first time, the balance translated from Arabic, French, German, Russian, Hebrew, Italian, and Turkish sources--Issawi provides an in-depth treatment of the economic life of the region, with chapters on social life and organization, trade, transport, agriculture, industry, and public and private finance. Including extensive cross-references that pinpoint the connections between the subjects discussed, the book is an invaluable resource on a historically rich and dynamic region.

The Fertile Crescent

Poetry Karen Shenfeld The Fertile Crescent Karen Shenfeld is a well-established poet, freelance writer and film researcher, living in Toronto. Her first collection of poetry, The Law of Return (Guernica Editions, I999), explores her ...

Author: Karen Shenfeld

Publisher: Guernica Editions

ISBN: 9781550712278

Category: Poetry

Page: 63

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Ancient and medieval Jewish travelers are brought to poetic life amidst images garnered from the poet's personal journeys crossing the Sahara Desert and voyaging down the Congo River. This title is number 135 of the Essential Poets Series.

Leveled Texts Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent

SEP50081—Exploring the New World 27 the Fertile Crescent Ancient Mesopotamia was a large area in the Middle East surrounding the Tigris (TIE-gruhs) and Euphrates (you-FRAY-teez) rivers. Today, the countries of Turkey, Syria (SEAR-ee-uh) ...

Author: Debra J. Housel

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781425870607

Category: Social Science

Page: 9

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All students can learn about ancient Mesopotamia through text written at four reading levels. Symbols on the pages represent reading-level ranges to help differentiate instruction. Provided comprehension questions complement the text.

Beyond the Fertile Crescent

In Neolithic chipped stone industriesof theFertileCrescent and their contemporaries inadjacent regions (edsS. K. Kozlowski and H.G. Gebel). StudiesinEarly NearEastern Production, Subsistenceand Environment3.

Author: Andrew Garrard

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781782970064

Category: History

Page: 448

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The natural arc of resource-rich land which forms the ‘Fertile Crescent’ of South-West Asia is regarded as the earliest centre of village-based farming in the world and has been the focus of much of our understanding of the transition from Epipalaeolithic hunter-gathers to Neolithic farmers. Beyond the Fertile Crescent is the first volume of the Azraq Project, a large-scale archaeological and palaeoenvironmental survey and excavation project undertaken between 1982 and 1989 in the ecologically diverse sub-region of the Azraq Basin in north-central Jordan: an area rich in Palaeolithic and Neolithic archaeology. Beginning with an overview to the Project aims, a detailed analysis of past and present environments and land use and the history of excavation in the Basin, Beyond the Fertile Crescent explores the geology, stratigraphy and dating of the Late Palaeolithic sites and provides a detailed description of the technology and typology of the lithic assemblages from the sites. These are then compared with those from the wider Levant, in order to explore possible links between technological traditions and social groups in order to understand the evidence for settlement strategies across the region.

The Struggle for Mastery in the Fertile Crescent

In the FertileCrescent, the workof the colonial cartographers—Gertrude Bell, Winston Churchill, and Georges Clemenceau—are inplay as they have neverbeen before. Arab nationalists were given to lamentingthat they lived innationstates ...

Author: Fouad Ajami

Publisher: Hoover Institution Press

ISBN: 9780817917562

Category: Political Science

Page: 75

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In this book, Fouad Ajami analyzes the struggle for influence along the Fertile Crescent—the stretch of land that runs from Iran's border with Iraq to the Mediterranean—among three of the regional powers who have stepped into the vacuum left by the West: Iran, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia. He explains that, of the three powers competing for influence, Saudi Arabia and Iran are in it for the long haul. Each of those powers has a sense of mission and constituencies that enable them to stick it out and pay the price for a sphere of influence. Each country's prospects for supremacy is detailed and Ajami asserts that Iran must ultimately be reckoned to be the strongest.

Beliefs Rituals and Symbols of Ancient Egypt Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent

Within 1,000 years of the rise of Uruk there were dozens of independent citystates in the Fertile Crescent. During that period Uruk grew to be the largest urban population in the world, with 45,000 to 50,000 citizens.

Author: Samuel George Frederick Brandon

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781627125697

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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This comprehensive atlas explores the varied ritual practices and religious beliefs in the ancient cultural region thought to be the cradle of civilization. The captivating history of Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and the area known as the Fertile Crescent, unfolds through a pictorial and illustrated journey. Through a robust glossary, sidebars, and thematic introductions the social studies content of this fascinating subject becomes easily digestible, for even the most reluctant reader, while the further reading section inspires future research.

Structured Deposition of Animal Remains in the Fertile Crescent during the Bronze Age

Structured deposition of animal remains in the Fertile Crescent during the III Millennium BC ........ 4 3. 1. Structured deposition of animal remains in Syria during the III Millennium BC ..................4 3. 1. 1. Tell Beydar .

Author: José Luis Ramos Soldado

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784912697

Category: Social Science

Page: 68

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The aim of this research is to draw up a literature review of the structured deposits of animal remains during the third and second millennia BC in the Ancient Near East for its subsequent classification and detailed interpretation.

Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies

Why , then , did the Fertile Crescent and China eventually lose their enormous leads of thousands of years to late - starting Europe ? One can , of course , point to proximate factors behind Europe's rise : its development of a merchant ...

Author: Jared Diamond

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393069228

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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"Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal.

The Eastern Wing of the Fertile Crescent

Some believe that the entire spectacle took place in the so called Fertile Crescent , a veritable Paradise of the first Farmers and Breeders , a land rich in wild cereals and animals “ ripe ” for domestication , a region blessed by ...

Author: Stefan Karol Kozłowski

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015043208498

Category: History

Page: 194

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Plant and animal domestication was important in revolutionising the Greater Mesopotamian region. Archaeological evidence has been used to assess and trace the transformation from mobile foragers to the emergence of urban centres. However, the significance of changing stone tool technologies has received little attention in this regard. Koslowski uses lithic evidence to identify and describe various cultures within this region and to trace their development. He studies the raw materials, methods of knapping, types of blanks, retouched pieces and the function of various artefacts. 'His pioneering volume will be appreciated by many who devot their research to achieving a better understanding of the evolutionary threshold that inevitably heralded the emergence of urban civilizations'.

Maps Ancient Civilization Gr 4 6 eBook

In the same way that the Midwest in America refers to a specific group of states, Mesopotamia names a specific region in the fertile crescent. The word means, roughly, “land between two rivers.” Mesopotamia was the land between the ...

Author: Vicki Martens

Publisher: Creative Teaching Press

ISBN: 9781591988175

Category: Education

Page: 48

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18 maps and related activities perfect for teaching upper graders to read and understand maps. Meets map standards for fourth through sixth grades.