APWH 12 The Silk Road
Famous trading route that connected Europeans, Indians, and Chinese; transmitted goods and ideas among civilizations.
An inn with a large courtyard that provides accommodation for caravans.
Disease causing agents.
An outbreak of a disease spread across extremely large geographic areas, especially over many continents.
A widespread outbreak of an infectious disease.
The branch of sociology that studies the characteristics of human populations.
Roman emperor who attempted to stop decline by dividing the empire into two halves, each ruled by two tetrarchs.
Roman emperor who briefly united eastern and western Rome under one ruler. Also made Christianity legal within the Roman empire.
Roman city on the Bosphorus. Capital of the Eastern Roman or Byzantine Empire.
Edict of Milan
Decree that allowed Christian worship within the Roman Empire.
Creed adopted in 325 AD in order to settle differences in opinion regarding Christian doctrine. Declared that Jesus was both human and divine and was of one being with God.
Roman emperor who made Christianity the official religion of the Roman empire.
Nomads who, after having been displaced by the Huns, moved into the Roman empire and eventually sacked the City of Rome.
Attila the Hun
Fifth century nomadic ruler whose forces overran a region from central Asia to central Europe. His armies were known for their cruelty and wholesale destruction.
The name for the eastern half of the Roman empire that remained after the fall of Rome, ultimately falling in 1453 to the Ottomans.
Bishop of Rome and head of the Roman Catholic Church.
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