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Western Civilization I - Europe to 1700
The Great Kingdoms of the Near East

This recorded lecture focuses on certain points discussed in this section that have arisen ambiguity, conflicting opinions, or extensive discussion among the historians.
(coming soon) for 30 min.

Section Outline
  • The Hittites
  • The Phoenicians
  • The Sea Peoples & the Philistines
  • The Aramaeans
  • The Israelites Reading/Study Material
  • A very short History of the Hittites
  • Read the Near East section from the Chariot article.
  • The Phoenicians
  • Read the introduction and the Historical Context sections of the Sea Peoples.
  • The Sea Peoples Routes (map).
  • Read the History and Origins sections from The Philistines
  • The Aramaeans
  • History of Ancient Israel Review Questions
    Test Yourself Questions
    Complementary Material
    List of Hittite Kings Further Reading
    Ancient Mesopotamia
    Paleolithic (Old Stone) Age2800-2300 B.C.
    Old Sumerian300.000 - 7000 B.C.
    Akkadian2300-2200 B.C.
    New Sumerian2200-2000 B.C.
    Early Old Babylonian2000-1570 B.C.