Australian History for Dummies by Alex McDermott

By Alex McDermott

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Exciting and informative background of the land down lower than

Australian heritage For Dummies is your travel consultant during the very important occasions of Australia's previous, introducing you to the folks and occasions that experience formed glossy Australia. Be there as British colonists discover Australia's harsh terrain with various levels of good fortune. during this informative advisor you'll

• know about Australia's notorious bushrangers
• find out how the invention of gold brought on a tidal wave of immigration from all around the world
• know the way Australia took steps ahead to develop into a country in its personal correct in 1901, and steps again while the govt. was once disregarded through the Crown in 1975

Discover the interesting information that made Australia the rustic it truly is this present day!

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EA 3:298-300; DANE 171) \, lording to Sumerian legend, the period scholars now call Early Dynastic I was IlI11inated by the hegemony of the kings of Kish (KS 328). , Kish" as one of his titles (PI 37, 40, 102). We cannot know for certain the II'Cise period of the hegemony of Kish. The King-list itself gives each of the liLTS reigns of hundreds of years, and the dynasty as a whole a duration of24,510 ,Irs. M 28-32; KS 238; PI 18) are known from other records to have been con­ IIlporaries of Gilgamesh, king ofUruk, who dates to around 2700 (DANE 128­ I) If we assume that each of the twenty-three kings ofKish were historical figures, Hl\Vcver mythically remembered, who ruled for an average of around twenty years II h, the entire period of Kish hegemony in Sumer would have lasted somewhat l\LT 400 years.

LIl1lcrian kingship with the gods. The later legend ofEtana gives a more detailed It count of this (MFM 189-202). :bitti Iseven warrior gods] barred the gates [of Kish] against armies. [The Al1ul1l1:1ki godsl barred diem against [other] settled peoples. rhe IWgl 19()dsl would p:ltrol the cicy, (MFM 190) EARLY DYNASTIC MESOPOTAMIA WARFARE IN THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST TO 1600 BC Enmebaragesi {c. 2700} (pI 18; C112:110) is said to have "plundered the weapons of the land ofElam" (KS 328; PAE 87) some 160 miles to the east.

Eanatum's first campaign was against his nearest rival, the city-state of Umma under their king Enakale. 21 The great war between Lagash and Umma is recorded in the longest and most detailed battle narrative of the Early Dynastic period. According tc Eanatum, the king ofUmma "acted haughtily" and broke the divinely established order by usurping the "Gu'edena", an agricultural region between Umma and Lagash. Eanatum observed the city ofUmma making military preparations to seize and retain control of this disputed agricultural land.

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