WHAP Chapter 5 Outline

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Morett, Xavier P.6 WHAP September 26, 2013 Chapter 5 Outline- The Classical Period: Directions, Diversities, and Declines I. By 500 C.E., much of the civilizations of the Classical era had declined and ultimately fallen to multiple factors, including plague, economic collapse, political stability, famine, and invasions from outsiders. While some were able to bounce back using government or religion, others remained in ruins for quite some time. Despite this decline however, there was much diversity and innovation elsewhere in the world during this time period and major religions began taking their hold over several civilizations. II. Countries/Civilizations A. Civilizations of the Classical World (China, India, and The Mediterranean) a) Classical/Ancient China (East Asia)/Classical India (South Asia) i. 100 CE: Han Dynasty begins to decline and deteriorate ii. 184 CE: Great revolutionary effort lead by Daoists iii. 618 CE: Tang Dynasty rules China iv. 450 CE: Huns begin to invade India v. 600 CE: India faces threat from the spread of Islam b) Classical Mediterranean (Mostly Europe and Middle East) i. 180 CE: Rome begins to show signs of Decline ii. 284-305 CE: Diocletian reigns and 312-337 CE: Constantine reigns; both attempt to reverse the fall of Rome; Constantinople established iii. 425-476 CE: Germanic states created; Collapse of Roman empire B. Civilizations beyond the Classical World (Africa, Americas, Post Rome, etc.)
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