World History. Similarities and differences in the classical societies of China, India, Persia, and the Mediterranean

Authors Avatar by jameskimusa (student)

Kim, V.

Vincent Kim

Dr. Talbott

AP World History

03 September 2012

        Human communities began experimenting with methods of social organization shortly after their adoption of agriculture. The experimentation later encouraged the development of more complex societies, integrating the lives of people over great regions. States, social classes, technological innovation, trade, and sophisticated cultures rank among the most important legacies of classic societies. Although the classical societies of China, India, Persia, and the Mediterranean were different in the raising of and dependence upon different food crops, the material used for the construction of buildings, and their beliefs and moral values, they all had many similarities in facing military challenges, administering vast areas with a lack of the technology needed for transportation and communication, and generating sophisticated cultural and religious traditions.

Join now!

        The classical societies of these four vast areas have differed from one another in many ways – the material used for construction being one of the ways. Packed earth and wood served as the principal construction material in classical China, while wood was commonly used in India for its construction. Architects in classical Persia and the Mediterranean designed buildings out of primarily brick and stone. Different material used for the construction of buildings served dominantly in the four classical societies.

        The classical societies also differed from each other by their dependences of food crops and their moral values. Classical China ...

This is a preview of the whole essay