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Volume :24 Issue : 94 2006      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Rise of City and State in Mesopotamia (in Arabic)

Auther : Saad Alsowayan

What are the ecological and natural conditions which favored Mesopotamia to be the cradle of civilization and the first place to give rise to cities and states? To answer this question, it was necessary to give a quick review of the main geographical and topographical features of the area before moving on to discuss the technological, economic, and demographic prerequisites for the emergence of cities. The first step in that direction was ushered by the transition from the stone age to the metal age which enabled man to manufacture more efficient plows and other agricultural implements, not to mention the invention of the wheel which facilitated the transportation of agricultural surplus products from the countryside to the city. Demographic explosion and population density contributed to the emergency of complex social systems and diverse social relations and social stratification. Sumerians were the first builders of civilization in Mesopotamia, therefore, it was necessary to treat the rise of Sumerian cities and the rise of the Akkadians after that. The paper concludes by reviewing the two most important social theories, the hydraulic theory by karl a Wittfogel and the demographic theory by Robert McCormick Adams.

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