APWH 12 The Silk Road

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Silk Roads
Famous trading route that connected Europeans, Indians, and Chinese; transmitted goods and ideas among civilizations.
caravanserai
An inn with a large courtyard that provides accommodation for caravans.
pathogens
Disease causing agents.
pandemic
An outbreak of a disease spread across extremely large geographic areas, especially over many continents.
epidemic
A widespread outbreak of an infectious disease.
demography
The branch of sociology that studies the characteristics of human populations.
Diocletian
Roman emperor who attempted to stop decline by dividing the empire into two halves, each ruled by two tetrarchs.
Constantine
Roman emperor who briefly united eastern and western Rome under one ruler. Also made Christianity legal within the Roman empire.
Constaninople
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.
Nicene Creed
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.
Theodosius
Roman emperor who made Christianity the official religion of the Roman empire.
Visigoths
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.
Byzantine Empire
The name for the eastern half of the Roman empire that remained after the fall of Rome, ultimately falling in 1453 to the Ottomans.
Pope
Bishop of Rome and head of the Roman Catholic Church.