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History Exams 100-230

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Between 600-1300, Chinese art and literature...
produced famous stories (Tale of the Marshes)
The four Japanese islands are...
Shikoku, Taiwan, Ryuku, and Kamchatka
The Japanese Creation Myth...
involved the marriage of the good Izanagi and the goddess Izanami
Earliest known Neolithic inhabitants of Japan are known as the...
Jomon
In reaction to the Tang inflitration into the Korean peninsula...
Shotku Taishi made contacts with Tang rulers for the purpose of adopting Chinese governing methods
The "seventeen-article constitution" involved...
strengthening and centralizing Japanese government by establishing a supreme ruler and merit system
Shotuku Taishi
was believed to be the son of Izanami by the Koreans of Silla and people of Shikoku
The shoen system
referred to the control of tax-exempt lands by powerful arisocratic families
the new class of japanese military officials and retainers whose purpose was to protect their patrons and their property was the
samurai
known as the "way of the warrior", the strict code of the japanese retainer was called
bushido
the "shogunate system" was established by
minamoto yoritomo
the essence of the "shogunate system" was that
governmental power became centralized and placed in the hands of the shogun while the emperor ruled in name only
the japanese word that refers to the "divine wind" of the massive typhoon that destroyed the invading Mongol fleet of Khunilai Khan is
kamikaze
the samurai
were like miedieval European knights, except they were equipped with bows and arrows rather than lances and shields
under the Ashikaga shogunate...
daimyo reliance on samurai protection increased enormously
the Onin war
effectively destroyed the power of the shogunate in the 1470s
the struggle between central authority and local aristocracies endured into early modern times in japan because
china established a merit based civil service examination system, while japanese maintained it as an elitist process, thus enhancing the power of the local aristocracy at the expense of the emperor
the paper, iron-casting, and porcelain industries in China enabled Japanese trade and manufacturing to increase during the period of the
kamakura
the genin were
the wealthiest samurai
the class of hereditary slaves who performed degrading occupations in japan was the
eta
in medieval japan, women...
had varying status, enjoying relative equality as well as suffering discrimination
shinto
involves the performance of ritual acts, usually performed at a shrine
the buddhist sect that taught the devotion alone could lead to enlightenment and release was
the pure land sect
japanese zen term for enlightenment is
satori
one specific characteristic of japanese culture is
its ability to blend native influences with concpets aquired from other cultures
what is an accurate characterization of the relationship between the Chinese and Japanese written languages
using chinese characters as phonetic symbols, japan created a workable "hybrid" system
what is a valid observation about japanese poetry
it was the means of communication between lovers
japanese poetry...
originated when tang poets arrived in Japan and opened well-attended writing schools
the japanese "linked verse" is known as
haiku
japanese haiku...
often focused on images from nature
the tale of genji
was written by Murasaki Shikibu, female diarist and court author
what culture had a painting style that presented the frail beauty of nature through the use of a smaller scale
japanese
"pot scenery", what is the japanese word for miniature plant display is
bonsai
another japanese cultural contribution that represents a fusion of Zen and aesthetics is the
tea ceremony
korea...(influnced by..)
more influenced by Chinese ideas and practices than any other East Asian society
three kingdoms in early Korea were
Paekche, Silla, Koguryo
In vietnam
most males could take the civil service examination if they wanted
in spite of the impact of Chinese influence
vietnam developed chu-nom, a writing system for spoken vietnamese
early medieval church in the west
developed a more organized monastic structure under saint benedict
in effort to avoid the potential mayhem of the germanic system of personal revenge for the punishment of crimes, an alternative system that made use of a fine called
wergeld
what was accomplished by medieval Christian monasteries
served as centers of learning
charlemagnes oversight representatives, the "messangers of the lord king," were the
missi dominici
monasticism in medieval europe
included women, many of whom belonged to royal families
who were the Asian peoople, defeated at the Battle of Lechfeld, who became Christians and went on to establish the Kingdom of Hungary?
the magyars
personal element of feudalism was most symbolized in the relationships involving
lords and vassals
piece of land that provided the feudal vassal's economic support was the
fief
aristocratic medieval women
in unusual circumstances, could play a major role, as did Eleanor of Aquitaine
what revolutionized warfare in the early middle ages?
the stirrup
vassals
unfree peasants
the english king most responsible for establishing the "common law" was
henry II
by the end of the 13th century, the institutionalization of the english parliament
a system of power sharing between the monarch and groups within the society
France's first parliament, began under Philp IV, was the
estates-general
the early capetian kings of france
were effective rulers only in the area around paris
central issues complicating the realization of an integrated Holy Roman Empire were
both the difficulty of simultaneously controlling the Italian and German areas of the empire and the opposition by the popes and the cities of northern Italy
The missionary brothers who created the slavonic, or cyrillic, alphabet, translated the Bible into Slavonic, and who developed Slavonic church services were
Cyril and Methodius
the slavs
converted to islam after the first crusade
what is a valid statement about manorialism and the medieval manor
manorialism provided the economic foundation of feudalism
the dominican friars
first led by the highly intellectual dominic de guzman
the medieval religious order which was noted for its commitment to living among the common people and ministering to the poor was the
franciscans
the medieval university
originally an educational association of students or scholars, as at Bologna
what were characteristics of Romanesque architecture
barrel vaults, massive pillars and walls, dark on the inside, gave impression of a fortress
what were characteristics of Gothic architecture
stained glass windows, ribbed vaults and pointed arches, flying butresses, a play of lightness
what were motives for the crusades
a desire for military adventure, religious fervor, desire to gain riches and land, allow pope to assume the leadership in liberating the holy land
who were participants in the third crusade
richard the lionhearted, saladin, frederick barbarosa, philip II augustus
the fourth crusade resulted in the
fall of constantinople
the early 14th century was troubled by
the little ice age
the black death
was spread by fleas carrying Yersinia pestis
flagellants
were christian fanatics who physically scourged themselves during the black death
in the early 14th century, the catholic church
was moved to avignon
the great schism
saw two different individuals claiming to be true pope
the council that ended the great schism was the council of
constance
Philip II Augustus of France accomplished what
waged war successfully aginast kings of england, regained provinces, established a royal bureaucracy, enlarged the power of french monarchy
high middle ages agriculture included
extensive swamp draining and land clearance, increased output by increasing the amount of land used for farming, improved motheods, adopting 3-field system