Frederick G. Naerebout, Henk W. Singor's Antiquity Greeks and Romans in Context PDF

By Frederick G. Naerebout, Henk W. Singor

Antiquity: Greeks and Romans in Context offers a chronological creation to the background of historical Mediterranean civilizations in the greater context of its modern Eurasian world.
- leading edge procedure organizes Greek and Roman historical past right into a unmarried chronology
- Combines the conventional old tale with topics which are principal to fashionable learn into the traditional international together with a number social, cultural, and political topics
- enables an knowing of the traditional Mediterranean global as a cohesion, simply because the Mediterranean international is in its flip awarded as a part of a bigger whole
- Covers the full historic Mediterranean international from pre-history via to the increase of Islam within the 7th century A.D.
- includes a assorted choice of pictures, maps, diagrams, tables, and a chronological chart to help comprehension
- English translation of a well known Dutch e-book, De oudheid, now in its 3rd variation

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And this certainly holds good when we look at the bigger picture: thus, irrigated arable land, as in Mesopotamia and Egypt, had far larger yields. Some places may have had multiple harvests. Also, as already stated earlier, most farmers will have practiced polyculture: they did have other crops besides grain. And then there is also animal husbandry and fishery. The Ecology of History The importance of livestock differed from one region to the other. In the Near East, outside the river valleys, sheep and goats were quite essential, whereas along the Nile and the Mesopotamian rivers, cattle was of greater importance.

Some places may have had multiple harvests. Also, as already stated earlier, most farmers will have practiced polyculture: they did have other crops besides grain. And then there is also animal husbandry and fishery. The Ecology of History The importance of livestock differed from one region to the other. In the Near East, outside the river valleys, sheep and goats were quite essential, whereas along the Nile and the Mesopotamian rivers, cattle was of greater importance. But in all sedentary agricultural communities, livestock was secondary compared to the basic food supply from arable farming.

Since the natural occurrence of such crops was the necessary condition for the transition to agriculture, the Near East provided the environment required for a change in human culture that was to have far-reaching consequences. For the first time, this change took place in the Near East, and for the next few thousand years, all innovations in the vast western half of Eurasia would arise mainly in this region and find their way from here to the Mediterranean and Europe. The explanation for the primacy of the Near East can be found in the special development of this region after the Figure 5 Worm eggs from the intestines of the Lindow Man, a British bog body.

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