What is Polytheism?
The belief in many gods
what is a shaman?
what was the silk road?
an ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean (4,000 miles)
who was Liu Bang
He was the first Han emperor
Chinese emperor who brought the Han dynasty to its greatest strength
what is Bureaucracy?
an organizational model rationale designed to perform complex tasks efficiently
who was Ashoka?
grandson of Chandragupta Maurya; , Third ruler of the Mauryan Empire in India (r. 268-232 B.C.E.). He converted to Buddhism and broadcast his precepts on inscribed stones and pillars, the earliest surviving Indian writing.
what were the Khanates?
four divisions of the Mongol world - Chaghadai, Persia, Kipchak (Golden Horde), and Yuan dynasty in China
Dynasty in China set up by the Mongols under the leadership of Kublai Khan, replaced the Song (1279-1368)
What are the main points of Hinduism?
Caste, Karma and Reincarnation, 3 main gods (vishnu,shiva,brahma)
a temple complex built in the Khmer Empire and dedicated to the Hindu God, Vishnu.
Ghana, Mali, Songhai, Mansa Musa, and Sundiata are?
Empires and kingdoms of west africa.
Kilwa and Great zimbabwe where
City-States of East Africa
Era of relative peace and stability created by the Mongol Empire
flat dry land in high altitude
Nomads who kept livestock
Genghis Kahn's son who ruled the Yuan dynasty
Chinese Empire ruled by Kublai kahn
The first of Japans Military leaders
the Khmer empire
A southern asia empire that is the site of Angkor Wat
a dynasty that ruled Korea from A.D. 935 to 1392. Wealth based on rice production.
dynasty often referred to as China's Golden age that reigned during 618 - 907 AD; China expands from Vietnam to Manchuria
the native religion and former ethnic cult of Japan
the way of the warrior
Nam, back in the day.
the first empire in India, founded by Chandragupta Maurya
Golden Age of India; ruled through central government but allowed village power; restored Hinduism
imperial dynasty that ruled China (most of the time) from 206 BC to 221 and expanded its boundaries and developed its bureaucracy
founder of the Mauryan Empire
one of India's greatest writers
one of Kalidasa's best pieces of work
nomads who terrorized the border and were defeated by Wudi. Lived in the steppes or grasslands north of China. Were the biggest threat to security.
the group of people whose job it is to carry out the work of the government
to become like something else around you.
acceptance of religious differences
a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971
an ancient nubian kingdom whose rulers contolled egypt between 2000 and 1000 B.C.
(hold on wait a minute, lemme put some kush up in it)
trading center, and powerful ancient kingdom in northern present-day Ethiopia
West Africa's earliest known culture
what was Bantu?
an ancient language
the neolithic revolution
When the neolithic people began to use weapons and trade was established
Ritual center used by hunter-gatherers
Oldest known public architecture
Stone have carvings of foxes, lions, scorpions, and vultures
Stone circles appear
River valley civilization
Civilizations that began springing up along rivers around 3500 BCE; started in Middle East
an object made by human beings; often refers to a primitive tool or other relic from an earlier period
a member of a group that settles briefly in one place and then moves on to another
the taming of animals for human use, such as work or as food
a way of supplying water to an area of land
a group organized by rank
a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
Mandate of heaven
a political theory of ancient China in which those in power were given the right to rule from a divine source
worship of ancestors
a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization
what are the main points of Buddhism
Gautama, nivana, enlightment
what are the main points of Confucianism
kung fu tzu, Proper behavior, education
what are the main points of judaism
Torah, hebrew people,moses
what are the main points of christianity
Jesus, connections to judaism
what are the main points of islam
Mohammed, connections to Judaism and christianity