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					 The
Middle
 East
    Chapter 26 – Section 3
          Patterns of Life
Objectives

2.19 Describe the main traditional
     patterns of life in the Middle
     East

2.20 Describe the typical traditional
     Middle Eastern city in
Cities
• People of the Middle East adapt to
  their resources
• Cities
   – Centers of Trade
   – Religious Centers

• Major Cities
   –   Jerusalem
   –   Damascus
   –   Cairo
   –   Baghdad
   –   Mecca
   People who travel from place to place hunting and searching for food

    Bedouins
                                   Field used for grazing herds or cattle
                  Area in a desert where water and pastures are found

Herds, grazing lands, wadis, oasis

Camel

Flat bed trucks


Explorer who crossed Arabian desert

             Dry
                                                                Camels
  Goats                              Sheep
 Village/City   Nomadic Life   Family Life   Lives of
     Life                                    Women
VILLAGE LIFE:




CITY LIFE:
 Village/City         Nomadic Life            Family Life              Lives of
     Life                                                              Women
VILLAGE LIFE:         •Travel to areas     •Patriarchal            •Subordinate to men
•Most people lived    where seasonal rains      •Women seek        •Remain secluded in
in small farming      allow plants to grow      husband            home when
villages                                        approval           nonrelatives visit
•Mosque and few       •Bedouins = desert        •Children
small stores          nomads                    expected to        •Ate separate and
•Distrusted                •Tribal              obey               used separate
outsiders                                  •Arranged               entrances than men.
                                           Marriages
CITY LIFE:            Conflicts w/ settled      •w/in social       •RIGHTS:
•Protected by high    Peoples:                  class or               •Koran outlaws
walls                 •Many villagers saw       profession             killing
•Narrow, dark,        them as lawless      •Tradition man can          unwanted baby
winding alleyroads                         marry non-muslim            girls
•Mosque center of     •Nomads would raid but woman cannot              •Have right to
city life             houses and shops if •Koran allows up to          education and
      •Meeting place  necessary            four wives                  own or inherit
      •Inns                                                            property
      •Study centers   •Force tribute for    •Divorce: much
•Suq = marketplace caravans passing          easier for man than
      •Covered streets through their areas   woman
      filled w/ shops
Closure

• What is life like for someone of the
  Middle East?

• What is the typical Middle Eastern
  city like?

				
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