Environment in History

How did environmental factors play a significant role in this week’s period of study? Select and explain two different environmental aspects from the assigned videos and readings. Which was more important?
Purpose in Life: Select one or two passages from Gilgamesh that present Mesopotamian perspectives on how best to live. Contrast this vision with that of the Tale of the Eloquent Peasant.
The Project of Empire: In your analysis of this week’s content, which factor has priority in securing imperial power: trade, nomads, technology? Discuss two of the three. Make your case by drawing on the course content.