World Civilization

World Civilization

I lost track of submitting a paper for my World Civilization class and I'm completely strapped down with getting other assignments done and submitted bymidnight this evening. Short Essay 1 Topic: Historians have often characterized ancient civilizations as either primary or secondary civilizations, or as what I would call hydraulic or non-hydraulic civilizations. Hydraulic civilizations are those that have had to learn how to manage and control the movement of water and in this regard, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Indian and Chinese civilizations have been called hydraulic or primary civilizations. On the other hand, we have Greek and Roman civilization, which are largely derivative (secondary) civilizations that did not depend on managing the movement of water. What influences did managing the movement of water have on developing civilizations? How might geography and environment influenced things like society, thought, politics, and religious beliefs? This question requires that you take a comparative approach and consider the Ancient Near East (also called Western Asia) as well as Egypt, India, China, Greece and Rome. You are basically asked to compare developments in hydraulic and non-hydraulic civilizations. The essay is not so much about water as it is the existence or absence of major rivers. Completed essays should target 750 words in length. Please include the following: an appropriate title and tile page; 1" margins; double-space Times New Roman 12pt font; footnotes and bibliography must conform to the Turabian style sheet. Please see my .apus.edu/access/content/group/318550/Turabian%20Cheat%20Sheet.doc">Turabian Cheat Sheetfor your footnote and bibliographic formatting needs.

 

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