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BJU World History Chapter 7

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Sanskrit
ancient language of India
Brahman
the great god of Hinduism
"wheel of life"
belief that a man's soul passes through many states (or rebirths) before it escapes the physical world
Gupta Empire
one of India's most prosperous empires
career in government
goal of a learned Chinese man
Confucius
Chinese teacher that taught the importance of maintaining harmony and order in society by developing proper relationships
Taika Reform
changed Japan from a clan, centralized government headed by an emperor
samurai
Japanese warriors
Chinggis Khan
greatest Mongol conqueror and founder of Mongol dominance
Moscow
Russian city that weakened the Golden Horde; grew from insignificant town to capital, "third Rome"
Aksum
conquered Kingdom of Kush
Mali
African kingdom which Mansa Musa ruled
Swahili
language that dominated the East African city-states; developed from need of common trade language
metalwork
trade that the forest kingdom of Benin best known for
slave trade
new trade that opened as African trade transitioned from caravans to ships at port
Hinduism
dominant religion in India
castes
rigid social divisions of India
Chinese
civilization that invented moveable type
shogun
Japanese for "great general"
Timbuktu
trade center and capital of Mali
Frumentius
Syrian Christian known as the Apostle to the Abyssinians, rose from slave to ruler
polygamy
marriage of a man to more than one woman
Chandragupta
established the Mauryan Empire
Jimmu Tenno
1st Japanese emperor
Akbar
greatest Mughal ruler and Babur's grandson
Batu Khan
conquered Russia and ruled the Golden Horde
Kublai Khan
conquered China and established the Yuan dynasty
Prince Shotoku
made Buddhism the favored religion of Japan
Asoka
Indian ruler that promoted Buddhism
Ivan III
Grand Prince of Moscow, kicked Mongols out of Russia
Yoritomo
first shogun
Tamerlane
cruel Mongolian ruler that destroyed Delhi, India
Hindus
group that believes all religions to be equally true and equally false
Moscow
After the fall of Constantinople in 1453, city that became known as the Third Rome
Arabian Sea
Great Wall
Chinese defensive fortification built to keep out northern nomadic invaders
Pacific Ocean
Beijing
Himalayas
Russia
China
India
Constantinople
Japan
India
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