History of Civilization21 cards

Tagged as: history, religion, act, literature, government, earth

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Christian definition of History

History is the record, based on surviving evidence of what man has done with the time God has providentially given him.

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What is a Nation?

A large group of people who think of themselves as one and act in history as a single entity.


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Ziggurat

Huge multilevel mounds

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Epic of Gilgamesh

The finest work of Mesopotamian literature, masterfully depicts this mood of pessimism and dispair, oldest work of literature in human history besides the Bible.

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Namer, Menes

The first Pharaoh of a united Egypt, merged lower and upper Egypt together, Old Kingdom. Possible third name "Miseria"

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Hammurabi

An Amorite warrior, established the Old Babylonian Empire, codifying of laws

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Ashurbanipal

Commissions the construction of the worlds first library.

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Nebuchadnezzar

Leads the New Babylonian Empire to it's greatest, brings the southern kingdom of Judah into captivity 586 B.C., the building of the great city of Babylon.

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1000 B.C.

The rule of David and Solomon rules the height if Israel's earthly power, most powerful nation of earth at this time.

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4 Attributes of God expressed by the Hebrews

One, Sovereign, Transcendent, Good

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Mycenaeans

The grandfathers of the people who became the Greeks, destroyed the Trojans.

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Polis

City states, root word of politics

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Four stages of government in ancient Greece

Monarchy - rule by one Aristocracy - rule by the best / Oligarchy - rule by the few Tyranny - terrible rule, rule by one Democracy - rule by the people, (the will of the majority without any rules or regulations, becomes inherently unstable)

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Greco-Persian Wars

499-479 B.C. - the Greeks won this war against the greatest military power theMediterranean world had yet seen, ushered in

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Mycenaeans

The grandfathers of the people who became the Greeks, destroyed the Trojans.

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Polis

City states, root word of politics

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Four stages of government in ancient Greece

Monarchy - rule by one Aristocracy - rule by the best / Oligarchy - rule by the few Tyranny - terrible rule, rule by one Democracy - rule by the people, (the will of the majority without any rules or regulations, becomes inherently unstable)

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Greco-Persian Wars

499-479 B.C. - the Greeks won this war against the greatest military power theMediterranean world had yet seen, ushered in An era of Athenian imperialism, first big challenge the Greeks faced, 480 was the most climatic year.

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Thermopylae

The mountain pass where the Persians encountered 300 Spartans who resisted the Persians to the final man.

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Salamis

Where the Athenians handily defeated the Persian fleet, 480 B.C., Persians lose 2/3 of fleet in this battle.