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AP History addell Unit 1
8000 BCE-600 BCE

Environment: Humans and their environment

In Mesopotamia, new land was opened to agriculture by building and maintaining irrigation networks: canals brought water from river to field, drainage ditches carried water back to river, partial dams raised water level of river, and dikes protected against floods.

States: Building, Expansion, Conflict

Conquest gave some Mesopotamian city-states access to vital resources. Trade offered an alternative and long-distance commerce flourished.

Social Structures: Development and Transformation
The Law Code of Hammurabi, a Babylonian law code, reflects social divisions. It identifies three classes- 1) free land-owning class (royals,
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Environment: Interactions between humans and their environment

The Silk Road connected China and the Middle East across Central Asia bringing immigrants of all backgrounds together. Musicians, camel pullers, merchants, monks, and pilgrims.

States: Building, Expansion, Conflict

Trade became popular in Central Asian life, and Iranian-speaking people settled down in trading cities and surrounding villages. By 6th century, nomads spread across steppes. They spoke Turkish and lived in round huts called yurts.

Social Structures: Development and Transformation
In the late third century Iran, Christians, Jews, and Buddhists were persecuted by the Zoroastrian high priest.

Unit 3
600 CE-1450

Environment: Interactions between humans and their environment

In the Islamic world, urban growth was affecting the countryside by expanding the consumer market. Fruits, rice, and sugar cane increased in acreage. Irrigation works expanded. Coinage facilitated long-distance trade the provided links between isolated districts and pastoral nomads.

Social Structures: Development and Transformation

In Muslim lands, women seldom traveled. They mostly worked in fields and tended animals. Urban women lived in seclusion and did not leave the homes without covering themselves. Although women sometimes became literate and studies w/ relatives, they did so away from unrelated men. For women, public roles were generally

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