The study of the past
an account of an event created by someone who took part in or witnessed the event
information gathered by someone who did not take part in or witness an event
the time before there was writing
a relative who lived in the past.
The process of changing plants or animals to make them more useful to humans
a way of supplying water to an area of land.
a land with different territories and peoples under the same rule
people who preformed religious ceremonies
a series of rulers from the same family
the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes.
a system of people in different lands who trade goods
the Hebrews religion
the most sacred text in Judaism
a time for Jews to remember the Exodus, the journey of the Hebrews out of slavery in Egypt.
a age that is marked by great achievements
a type of government in which people rule themselves
a body of stories about gods and heroes that try to explain how the world works
an agreement to work together
Plato's student. He taught that people should live lives of moderation, or balance.
clear and ordered thinking
where people elect leaders to govern them
the Romans language
Checks and Balances
methods to balance power.
the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth
Jesus of Nazareth
(definition not in textbook, so other definition) a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity.
the holy book of the religion of Christianity
a man who brought a new religion to Arabia
the religious faith of Muslims, based on the words and religious system founded by the prophet Muhammad and taught by the Koran, the basic principle of which is absolute submission to a unique and personal god, Allah.
a typical early West African family
a belief that bodies of water, animals, trees, and other natural objects have spirits
a spoken record of past events
a period that lasted from about 500 to 1500AD
Another name for The Middle Ages. Latin words for middle age
a system of promises that governed the relationships between lords and vassals.
to cast out from the church, the offender
a long series of wars between Muslims and Christians in Southwest Asia
the word means "rebirth". Otherwise referred to the period that followed Europe's Middle Ages.
a movement caused by the study of humanities
a reform movement against the Roman Catholic Church
A series of events caused by that led to the birth of modern science
The explanations that scientists develop to explain observed facts
to go all the way around the globe
The use of reason in guiding people's thoughts about philosophy, society, and politics. Also know as the Age of Reason.
an idea that governments should express the will of people
Declaration of Independence
a document declaring the colonies independence from British rule
a young general that became a hero in France.
machines that rapidly produce large quantities of goods at factories
devotion and loyalty to one's country
a political philosophy based on nationalism and strong government
the deliberate destruction of a people
system of beliefs