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World History Ch. 15 Sect. 1
Terms in this set (18)
What type of society are the Efe?
A hunter-gathering, forest society.
What was the chief means of social and political organization in African stateless societies?
The original Almohads and Almoravids were both part of which group?
What is true based on Islamic law?
Muslims have a religious obligation to follow Islamic law.
The Almohads created a Muslim state that became the first government to unify the...
The people who are descended from a common ancestor.
Cultural groups in which authority is shared by lineages of equal power instead of being exercised by a central government.
Related to a social system in which family descent and inheritance rights are traced through the father.
Relating to a social system in which family descent and inheritance rights are traced through the mother.
A region of western North Africa, of the Mediterranean coastlands of what is now Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria.
An Islamic religious brotherhood that established an empire in North Africa and southern Spain in the 11th century A.D.
A group of Islamic reformers who overthrew the Almoravid dynasty and established an empire in North Africa and southern Spain in the 12th century A.D.
What sort of food do the Efe hunt and gather in the Ituri Forest?
Women gather roots, yams, mushrooms, and wild seeds. Men hunt duikers (small antelope), monkeys, and other mammals. They also trade honey, wild game, and other forest products for crops grown by farmers.
What different purposes does the age-set system set in African societies?
Igbo use the age-set system to teach discipline, community service, and leadership skills to their young.
What role did Islam play in the political history of North Africa?
African rulers were converted to Islam, who then based their government on Islamic law.
What was the main disagreement that the Almohads had with the Almoravids?
The Almohads criticized the Almoravids for moving away from the traditional practice of Islam.
How did the law help unify the Muslim society?
Muslims don't separate their religious life from their personal life, and Islamic law regulates almost all areas of human life, therefore the law brought order to Muslim states.
In what ways are hunting-gathering societies and stateless societies similar?
There are respected elders, but disputes are settled in groups. Power amongst different families was balanced.