...Han dynasty emperor who conducted many military campaigns to secure and expand China's borders; removed many harsh laws, and improved the economy
...Roman emperor from 31 B.C. to A.D. 14; stabilized the government; Pax Romana began with his reign
...complete control of a product or business by one person or group
the belief that every living and nonliving thing in nature has a spirit
single unifying spirit of Hindu belief
...in Hinduism, the rebirth of the soul in a new body
...in Hinduism, the moral and religious duties that are expected of an individual
...philosophical dialogues about Hindu beliefs that were developed and recorded in a number of sacred texts
...the Enlightened One; aka. Siddhartha Gautama
...in Buddhism, union with the universe and release from the cycle of death and rebirth
...believing in one god
...the most sacred scriptures of Judaism
...Jewish word for a savior sent by God
...the sacred scriptures of Christianity
...Muhammad's flight from Mecca to Medina in 622; also spelled hegira
...the sacred scriptures of Islam
...the system of Islamic law
...persons dedicated to spreading a religion
...a scattering of people, as when the Jewish people were forced to leave their homeland in Palestine
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