Global History unit 1 sections 3 and 4

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Wudi

...Han dynasty emperor who conducted many military campaigns to secure and expand China's borders; removed many harsh laws, and improved the economy

Augustus

...Roman emperor from 31 B.C. to A.D. 14; stabilized the government; Pax Romana began with his reign

monopoly

...complete control of a product or business by one person or group

animism

the belief that every living and nonliving thing in nature has a spirit

brahman

single unifying spirit of Hindu belief

reincarnation

...in Hinduism, the rebirth of the soul in a new body

dharma

...in Hinduism, the moral and religious duties that are expected of an individual

Upanishads

...philosophical dialogues about Hindu beliefs that were developed and recorded in a number of sacred texts

Buddha

...the Enlightened One; aka. Siddhartha Gautama

nirvana

...in Buddhism, union with the universe and release from the cycle of death and rebirth

monotheistic

...believing in one god

Torah

...the most sacred scriptures of Judaism

Messiah

...Jewish word for a savior sent by God

Bible

...the sacred scriptures of Christianity

hijra

...Muhammad's flight from Mecca to Medina in 622; also spelled hegira

Qur'an

...the sacred scriptures of Islam

Sharia

...the system of Islamic law

missionaries

...persons dedicated to spreading a religion

diaspora

...a scattering of people, as when the Jewish people were forced to leave their homeland in Palestine

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