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lecture 4-2-07

lecture 4-2-07 - b How affect policy i Internal/external...

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MMW2 review - china: confucism, laoism, legalism - India: Hinduism, Buddhism - Mesoptamia: bible, Gilgamesh - Greeks: science, philosophy In mmw3 - extend all this, and add more: central asia, Africa - ideas spread from their origin to other parts of the world (Buddhism spreads east to japan, etc) - how do ideas pass from one place to another? T= o they speak different languages, so translators have to work on the texts. o Sancript to Chinese- how do they translate? o After they are translated, they are changed. How? - trade (silk road) from east to west asia o easily disrupted by the nomads (the Mongols) o sung china, and age of crusades - relation between orthodox and catholic THEMES for MMW3: Expand on mmw2 material Religion Rise and development of: Christianity, muslim, Mahayana Buddhism, zoroastism 1. religion and state a. why are there religious positions? How do they serve the state? i. Orthodox- “correct to believe” How do they know what is “correct”? ii. They “fix” the people who they think belive in the wrong ideas
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Unformatted text preview: b. How affect policy? i. Internal/external policy c. Impact on religion? i. How religion is changed/modified/lost through these changes, when the religion becomes like a law- everyone has to believe ii. From the 4 th century. Christianity went from being persecuted to institutionized 1. how does it change when it becomes law? d. Tensions- between the new and old traditions i. When new ones come, old ones get pushed out ii. Between emperors/bishops. Issue of church vs state e. Culture interaction/transformation/conflict i. Greek culture in jews, rome, muslim, Slavic ii. Roman ideas in: Greece, germany, slavs iii. Persian culture in Arabic, turkey iv. Chinese culture in: east asia RELEVANCE TO US Indians are not equal to Hinduism In Thailand, rebels against county. So they want to make Buddhism an national religion, so they can easily identify those who are against the country....
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