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This ebook presents the 1st accomplished heritage of Afro-Eurasia through the first millennium BCE and the start of the 1st millennium CE. The heritage of those 1300 plus years may be summed up in a single be aware: connectivity. the expansion in connectivity in this interval used to be marked by way of expanding political, financial, and cultural interplay in the course of the zone, and the substitute of the various political Read more...

summary: This ebook offers the 1st finished historical past of Afro-Eurasia through the first millennium BCE and the start of the 1st millennium CE. The background of those 1300 plus years could be summed up in a single notice: connectivity. the expansion in connectivity in this interval was once marked via expanding political, monetary, and cultural interplay in the course of the sector, and the substitute of the varied political entities by way of a handful of significant empires on the finish of the interval

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The Bible’s picture is more positive. According to the author of the First Book of Kings,3 the king of Tyre partnered with Solomon in the building of the first temple in Jerusalem and helped the Judean king build ships for commercial expeditions in the Red Sea. ”4 The trade network described by Ezekiel took centuries to develop. From their first settlements in Cyprus in the ninth century bce to Malta, western Sicily, and Sardinia, the Phoenicians moved steadily westward toward Spain in the early Iron Age.

The most important result was the consolidation of the Varna system by the definitive separation of members of the first three Varnas—​Brahmins, The Early Iron Age 31 Kshatriyas, and Vaishyas—​from the fourth servant Varna, the Shudras, by the privilege of being “twice born,” that is, being initiated into the rituals of Vedism. Intensified subordination of women to their male-​dominated families also is suggested by the first evidence of Sati, the obligation of a widow to become sanctified by being sacrificed on her husband’s funeral pyre.

The most important result was the consolidation of the Varna system by the definitive separation of members of the first three Varnas—​Brahmins, The Early Iron Age 31 Kshatriyas, and Vaishyas—​from the fourth servant Varna, the Shudras, by the privilege of being “twice born,” that is, being initiated into the rituals of Vedism. Intensified subordination of women to their male-​dominated families also is suggested by the first evidence of Sati, the obligation of a widow to become sanctified by being sacrificed on her husband’s funeral pyre.

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