mandate of heaven
god given heavens orders
historical pattern of the rise, decline, replacment of dynasties
nobles are granted land that belongs to their king in exchange for loyalty, military service and protection
respect shown by children for their parents and elders
system of departments and agencies formed to carry out the work of government
philosophy of "go with the flow" and do not change nature
philosophy like the Hammurabi code that the political group found
chinese thought that two powers that govern the natural rhythms of life
ruler has unlimited power and uses it in an arbitrary manner
system of philosophical and ethnical teachings founded by Confucius
employees are hired on the bases of their scores on examinations
groups exclusive control over the production and distribution of certain goods
adoption at a conquerors culture by a conquered people
system of ancient caravan routes across central asia along which traders carried silk and other trade goods
father is head of family
mother is head of famil
group of semi nomadic people who began to migrate from southern russia to the indian sub continent
dry, grass covered plains
act of moving from one place to another
indo-european people who began to migrate into the indian sub continent
four collections of sacred writings produced by the aryans during an early stage of there settlement in India
in aryan society, a member of the social class made up of priests
one of the four classes of people in the social system of the Aryans who settled in India
a great indian epic poem reflecting the strugges of the Aryans as they moved south of india
language of southern india also the people who spoke it
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