Glossary of Gen Ed 110

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-4th to 6th century CE
-Largest political entity in South Asia
-Political staility that facilitated commercial and cultural exchange similar to roman empire
-First Indian dynasty that almost unified the sub-continent
-70 states
-Chandra Gup

Gupta Dynasty
-16th Century
-Ottoman Successor
-"The Law Giver, The Magnificent, The Great Turk"
-Let ottomans to height of their territoral expansion
-ruled 20-30 million people other than just turks, arab people,
-after he died, ottoman empire spread

Suleimann the Magnificent
-10th to 11th century CE
-Father was wool trader in france
- followers were to weep, to confess their sins to their local priests, and to try and be better christians
-became a new, Europe-wide catholicism, based on daily remorse and on the dail

Francis of Assisi
-6th Century CE
-Model ruler "strong, just rule" from Persia
-Captured and sacked Antioch in 540 CE
-More than equal of Mediterranean empire of rome, it controlled the crossroads of Afro-eurasia
-was the epitome of a christian roman emperor

Khusro I Anoshirwan
-1206 CE
-military was strength and weakness
-built strongholds to defend their conquest, and people they conquered adopted their culture, but realized they needed to leard the local language
-Delhi was conquered by Timur, a Turkish warrior from

Delhi Sultanate
-1100 CE
-emerged as supreme religious and political center among the Shona people, surrounded by peasant villages
-built from gold, and most impressive was a massive elliptical building, 32 feet high, 17 feet think in parts, and streching for more

Great Zimbabwe
-1st or 2nd century CE
-rigid, holy scriptures, but offered who obeyed a way to cope with constantly changing Indian society, and helped Hinduism propagate into areas that state could not control or reach
-holds most authority among the Hindus, b/c

Laws of Manu
-Southeastern Modern day day nigeria

Bantus Languages
-1000CE (possibly 500CE)
-Southeastern Modern day nigeria
-bantus history is a mystery
-settled in rainforest areas
-believed in spirits who were their heroic ancestors
-had political and social order based on family and clan structures

Bantus Languages
-King of Franks in Europe
-representatives of warrior class
-empire was primitive to islamic empire or tang empire of china
-Where was most important:controlled much of western europe
-compared to islamic world, he was a politica

-japanese scribes claimed that he introduced buddhism to japan, and not korean immigrants
-japanese buddhists saw the founding religious figure and chief political icon in shotoku
-he was allegedly sent envoys to china to inquire their str

Prince Shotoku
-13th century
-Arab traveler, who vowed to visit the whole of Islamic world withougt traveling same road twice, and traveled to spread the islam tradition
-eventually covered 75,000 miles, met at least 60 rulers and 2,000 people he knew personally w

Ibn Battuta
-11th century
-great muslim scholar
-found greek books that most muslim scholars barely knew of
-wrote "canon of medicine" which for many centuries was the standard medical text in southwest asia and europe
-considered "father of modern medici

Ibn Sina
-13th Century
-pushed their commercial frontiers further inland and down the coast

Mandinka Peoples
-8th century CE
-A system instituted in medieval europe after collapse of carolingian empire whereby each peasant was under authority of a lord

-mystical movement
-performing ecstatic rituals
-repeating the name of god, dancing, whirling, was thought to liberate the soul from the body and come face to face with god
-Sufi brotherhoods is why Islam became a religion for the people

-15th century CE
-often confirmed the status quo, should also prove to be a means by which authority, political, clerical, and aesthetic, could be tested by individuals other than princes and priests
-helped defend church against critics or secular

-Center of world trade
-western terminus of silk road and indian ocean trade via tigris
-strong domestic trade with byzantine banking practices
-"House of Wisdom" library translated, collected and preserved thousands of babylonian, persian, greek

Abbasid Culture
-cannot expand forever
-ecological conditions
-other empires blocking their expansion
-"outsiders" were to become apart of empire, hence expansion

"The Limits of Empire"
-Peasant rebels expressed their resentment against lords who failed to protect them from marauding military bands and their defiance of feudal restrictions
-Jacquerie, armed with only knives and staves, french peasantry went on a rampage, killing a few
14th century revolts in europe

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