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Why Study Ancient World Cultures?
An Essay by Bill Hemminger
among cultures are of greatest interest here, and reading about
ancient cultures is thus reading about other people whose lives
were surely different from our own. The social organization of
-- where a gimpy-legged man could hobble around interrogating
citizens at will -- differs profoundly from today's world beset
with modern media whereby people rarely get to see or literally
hear their critics. How can we today understand the psychology
of the thousands of Egyptian workers who, apparently
unquestioningly, spent their lives dragging great blocks of
stone across burning sands in the construction of staggering
pyramidal edifices whose completion took many lifetimes?
Interestingly, these differences may help us better to see --
and know -- the limits of our culture and the limits of our
language and experience.
History Guide contains the complete content of
three undergraduate courses in European history which
will certainly be of use to those of you studying such
topics at the college level or in A.P. European history
classes. Upon its completion, The History Guide
will contain more than seventy lectures in European
history from ancient Sumer to the fall of Soviet-style
communism in 1989.
files are interconnected throughout the site. In addition to
that HyperHistory provides several hundred links to the world
wide web. The site itself contains over 12 MB of images
and text files, but individual gif files are kept small enough
to allow for a quick display.