8 sentences with «kingdoms»

« Perhaps most importantly, Islamic kingdoms and empires were part of the networks of trade, scholarship and exchange that linked the entire Mediterranean region. Thus, despite the fervour of European crusaders, it would be deeply misleading to separate Islamic states and cultures from the rest of Western civilisation. »
« Meanwhile, the huge and sophisticated empires and kingdoms of China, Japan, Southeast Asia and South Asia (i.e. India) largely regarded Europeans as incidental trading partners of relatively minor importance. »
« The great overall story of ancient Egyptian history is that each of the different major kingdoms was fairly stable and relatively peaceful, while the intervening periods were troubled, violent and chaotic. »
« For example, while the use of iron became increasingly common from 1100 BC onwards, the later Egyptian kingdoms did not use large quantities of iron tools until the 7th century BC, five centuries after the Iron Age began. »
« Note: Historians of the ancient world distinguish between the Assyrian kingdoms of the Bronze Age and the Iron Age, referring to the latter as the Neo-Assyrians. »
« Israel emerged as one of many smaller kingdoms surrounded by powerful neighbours, engaging in trade and waging small-scale wars depending on circumstances. »
« Cyrus II then headed south and conquered the city-states and kingdoms of Mesopotamia, culminating in the conquest of Babylon in 539 BC. »
« Alexander the Great had heard of Indian kingdoms even further east (i.e. towards the valley of the Ganges River, completely unknown to the Greeks before this point) and, being Alexander, he wanted to conquer them too. »

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