The Midterm <ul><li>One essay (out of two); 50 minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>Bring a blue book, writing utensil, and your tex...
HISTORY 26 Lecture Ten: The Old Assyrian Period ( c . 2000 - 1800 BC)
Empire of Akkad ( c . 2300 - 2150 BC)
Third Dynasty of Ur, or Ur III (2112 - 2004 BC)
Northern Mesopotamia and Syria
Assur (Ashur)
Assur (Ashur) <ul><li>The King </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Governor of the god Assur’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Prince’ ( ruba’um ), or ...
Karum -Kanesh (K ültepe ) <ul><li>Central Anatolia </li></ul><ul><li>Karum , ‘port’ </li></ul><ul><li>The Principalities o...
Karum -Kanesh (K ültepe )
Karum -Kanesh (K ültepe )
Kingdom of Upper Mesopotamia (1792 - 1776 BC) <ul><li>Shamshi-Adad I </li></ul><ul><li>Ekallatum </li></ul><ul><li>Capture...
Kingdom of Upper Mesopotamia (1792 - 1776 BC)
Kingdom of Upper Mesopotamia (1792 - 1776 BC) <ul><li>Many of the existing practices of the conquered states are left in p...
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Lecture 10 old assyrian period (b)

  1. 1. The Midterm <ul><li>One essay (out of two); 50 minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>Bring a blue book, writing utensil, and your text books. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is a test of your critical thinking skills, not your ability to memorize minutiae. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Themes: The role of the environment in state formation, the development of social hierarchy, and the process of centralization. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hint: Try to organize your information into periods (rather than by dates), and look at the differences between these periods, as well as between geographical locations. </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. HISTORY 26 Lecture Ten: The Old Assyrian Period ( c . 2000 - 1800 BC)
  3. 3. Empire of Akkad ( c . 2300 - 2150 BC)
  4. 4. Third Dynasty of Ur, or Ur III (2112 - 2004 BC)
  5. 5. Northern Mesopotamia and Syria
  6. 6. Assur (Ashur)
  7. 7. Assur (Ashur) <ul><li>The King </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Governor of the god Assur’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Prince’ ( ruba’um ), or ‘lord’ ( belum ) </li></ul><ul><li>NOT an autocratic ruler </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Religious ritual and ceremony, public building, and the exercise of justice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>‘ The City’ ( alum ) </li></ul><ul><li>An assembly of merchant families </li></ul><ul><li>Made legislation and passed legal decisions, controlled diplomacy and enforced trade policy </li></ul>
  8. 8. Karum -Kanesh (K ültepe ) <ul><li>Central Anatolia </li></ul><ul><li>Karum , ‘port’ </li></ul><ul><li>The Principalities of Kanesh, Purushhattum, and Wahshushana </li></ul>
  9. 9. Karum -Kanesh (K ültepe )
  10. 10. Karum -Kanesh (K ültepe )
  11. 11. Kingdom of Upper Mesopotamia (1792 - 1776 BC) <ul><li>Shamshi-Adad I </li></ul><ul><li>Ekallatum </li></ul><ul><li>Captured Assur in 1808 BC </li></ul><ul><li>Northern Syria and the capital of Shubat-Enlil (in the Habur Valley) </li></ul><ul><li>Yahdun-Lim of Mari is assassinated and the city taken in 1792 BC </li></ul>
  12. 12. Kingdom of Upper Mesopotamia (1792 - 1776 BC)
  13. 13. Kingdom of Upper Mesopotamia (1792 - 1776 BC) <ul><li>Many of the existing practices of the conquered states are left in place. </li></ul><ul><li>Shamshi-Adad installs his sons at strategic locations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ishme-Dagan at Ekallatum, and Yahdun-Lim at Mari </li></ul></ul><ul><li>He is attacked simultaneously by Yamkhad and Eshnunna, and dies in 1776 BC </li></ul>

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