sent by Han Wudi, to find allies to fight against them Xiongnu. Then he was held by Xiongnu for years. He later escaped, like a boss, & Told Han Wudi of possibility of establishing trade relations to Bactria
Han capital, where the main silk road went west through Mongolia and Turkestan
merchants and travelers created an extensive network of trade routes that linked much of Eurasia and north Africa. Had land routes and sea lanes. Errythang was traded up in hur.
Crank that Taklamakan. also known as the Tarim Basin. This desert is one of the most dangerous and inhospitable regions on the earth. Its very name, warns that "he who enters does not come back out" lol let's go thur!
came mostly from China, where cultivators and weavers had developed techniques for producing high quality silk fabrics. It was made from silk worms. It was totes valued in the west.
Silk farming. The Chinese were pro at this, they bred silkworms, fed them finely chopped mulberry leaves, carefully unraveled their cocoons so as to obtain long fibers of raw silk. such an exiting job!
nomadic peoples adapted to the Chinese environment. They took up agriculture and built permanent settlements. Married Chinese ppl took Chinese names, adopted customs of China.
White Lotus Rebellion
Rebellion that happened during the Quing dynasty. It broke out in 1796. it began as a tax protest, led by white lotus society, secret religious society, promised personal salvation. 16 million people died. lol wtf this is so random, why was it put in our terms to study???
four co-rulers of the Roman empire, that were able to administer the vast empire more effectively than an individual emperor could. Diocletian set this thang up, he was a coemperor
Barack Obama, back in the day. LOLJK. they were generals who seized power, held it briefly and then suddlenly lost it when they were displaced by rivals or their own mutinous troops. Most of them died violently
son of one of Diocletians's co-rulers, moved to stake his claim as sole emperor.
Attila dat Hun
that guy from Mulan. LOLNO. In reality he was warrior-king of the Huns & organized the huns into a unstoppable military juggernaut
Attila the Hun and his men
They invaded Hungary, probed Roman frontiers(hes gon disrobe you, then he gon probe you, he invaded you so he tell you what to do, what to do, what to do) Placed such pressure on Visigoths, and other Germanic peoples that they invaded/streamed into Roman empire.
Germanic general who deposed of Romulus Augustulus, the last of the Roman emperors in the western half of the empire. yeaaaaah buddy
a religion based on cats, the history of cats, worshipping cats, & the trade of cats on the silk road. LOLJK
Council of Nicaea
took up the contentious issue of Jesus' nature and decided against the Nestorians and others that he simultaneously possessed both human & divine natures.
Ppl who were so loyal to their faith
became hermit (crabs), because the became so ascetic
How was Buddhism spread along the Silk Road?
First in oasis towns along the silk road, then steppe lands, then foreign merchants spread it, like butter
Indian influence on Southeast Asia
Rulers built temples in the Indian style. Rulers called themselves rajas ("kings"). Rulers adopted Indian Sanskrit as their written language. Rulers appointed Buddhist or Hindu advisors in their governments.
impact of the fall of the Han Empire
not that cray-cray, because the traditions carried on. It was broken up into 3 kingdoms and nomadic invaders came, but they were into sinicization.
Accomplishments of dat Emperor Constantine
Defeated most of his enemies. Ordered construction of new capital city: Constantinople. With his Edict of Milan, he made Christianity a legit religion. He reunited eastern and western districts. REUNITED AND IT FEELS SO GOOD.
Structure of the early Catholic church
at the top- 5 religious authorities: bishop of Rome and patriarchs of Jerusalem, Antioch, Alexandria, and Constantinople
Then came the bishops, who presided over dioceses(religious affairs).