History is the study of past events and achievements of Man. With the advent of the twenty-first century, knowledge of history has become highly essential. And to obtain this knowledge, one has to make a systematic study on various aspects of past events.
The present textbook "Social Formations and Cultural Patterns of the Ancient World" is prepared taking into account for history honors students (2019-20) of the CBCS courses designed as a common syllabus for all Universities of Odisha. For the convenience of the students, different terminologies are clarified, Summary recaps are given, point and sub-points are high-lighted, Model Questions are given and LMR (Last Minutes Revision) is supplied.
In the first unit, vivid description has been made on the Evolution of Man and different pre-historic cultures. Discussions are also made on the food production, development of agriculture and animal husbandry of the Neolithic period. Egypt, Mesopotamia (Sumerian and Babylonian) and China (Shang dynasty) are also discussed. Subsequent chapter's deals with topics like Athens, and Sparta, Politics, Economic and culture of Ancient Greece.
1. Evolution of Man
2. Palaeolithic Culture
3. Mesolithic Culture
UNIT II: Neolithic Culture
4. Food Production, Development of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry
UNIT III: Bronze Age Civilisations
6. Mesopotamia (Sumerian and Babylonia) Sumerian Civilisation
7. Babylonian Civilisation
8. China (Shang) Chinese Civilisation: Shang Dynasty
UNIT IV: Ancient Greece
9. Athens and Sparta, Politics
10. Economic and Culture in Ancient Greece
Multiple Choice Questions
Model Question Papers
Last Minute Revision
Books for References