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History and Religion of North Africa, Southwest Asia, and Central Asia

TermDefinition
irrigation process of collecting water and distributing it to crops
city-states independent political unit that includes a city and the surrounding area
polytheism belief in more than one god
theocracy form of government in which the leader claims to rule on behalf of a god
cuneiform form of writing from ancient Mesopotamia that consisted of wedge-shaped markings pressed into clay tablets
pharaoh name for powerful ruler in ancient Egypt
hieroglyphics system of writing that uses small pictures to represent sounds or words
monotheism belief in one god
covenant agreement
prophet messenger of God
caliph successor to Muhammad
terrorism violence used against the people or government in the hopes of winning political goals
legal based on laws
rely to depend on
Created by: akennon