Cause & Effect: Ancient Mesopotamia

Cause & Effect: Ancient Mesopotamia

by Don Nardo


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The Cause & Effect: Ancient Civilizations series examines causes and effects of historical events and time periods. For instance, in Cause & Effect: Ancient Greece, a chapter explores how Greek military practices influenced Western warfare. And in Cause & Effect: Ancient China, one chapter delves into this question: What Effect Did Confucianism Have on the Chinese Moral and Political Outlook? Every book in the series includes thoughtful discussion of questions like these-supported by facts, examples, and a mix of fully documented primary and secondary source quotes. Each title also includes an overview of the civilization so that readers have a broad context for understanding the more detailed discussions of specific causes and their effects.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682821589
Publisher: Referencepoint Press
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Series: Cause & Effect: Ancient Civilizations
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 4

Important Events in the History of Ancient Mesopotamia 6

Introduction: Echoes of the Great Flood 8

Chapter 1 A Brief History of Ancient Mesopotamia 12

Chapter 2 How Did Agriculture Make Mesopotamian Civilization Possible? 24

Chapter 3 How Did the Rise of Mesopotamian City-States Alter Human Communities? 36

Chapter 4 How Did Early Mesopotamian Warfare Influence Warfare Among Later Peoples? 47

Chapter 5 How Did Mesopotamian Writing and Learning Benefit Later Civilizations? 58

Source Notes 70

For Further Research 73

Index 75

Picture Credits 79

About the Author 80

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