World History Final I

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Abraham

the gods chose this man to be the father or the first of the hebrew people

Ancient Hebrews

combined health and dietary practices from their religious beliefs with hygienic practices

Asoka

became king in Mauryan empire and began promoting buddhism, he was huge on this religion after seeing many of his troops killed in war and liked how the religion was nonviolent

Augustus

Roman statesman who established the Roman Empire and became emperor in 27 BC

Bible

the sacred writings of the Christian religions

Black Plague

A disease that engulfed Europe during the Middle Ages. It killed about one-third of the population and was carried by flea. Because of this, the feudal system died out.

Buddhism

The teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth

Byzantine Empire

a continuation of the Roman Empire in the middle East after its division in 359

Caste

social group that a person is born into and cannot change in hindu culture

Chandragupta Maurya

the ruler of the mauryan empire

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