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History 101 Reading Guide Chapter Four: First Empires and Common Cultures in Afro-Eurasia 1250 – 325BCE Part I—Key Terms and Concepts: You should be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of t he following key term or concept in two to three sentences by providing essential informa t ion: Who? What? Where? When? Why is this historically si g ni f ican t? Please use the material in the textbook, lectures, and additional readings to help you define the terms in your own words; do not merely paraphrase the ma t e r ial . Central concept for Chapter Four: Empire Iron Age Neo-Assyrian Empire Chaldeans Neo-Babylonians Persian Empire Cyrus I the Great Darius I the Great Satrapies Zoroastrianism Sea Peoples Varna Vedas Upanishads Zhou Empire Mandate of Heaven Part II—Reading Questions for the Textbook : You should be able to answer all of these in a brief paragraph using di- rect evidence from the textbook. 1. What makes an empire different from other kinds of societies? How are these differences demonstrated by the societies
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  • Fall '07
  • StacyWade
  • Hinduism, HIST 101, Vedas, Cyrus the Great, Achaemenid Empire, Darius I of Persia, Rigveda

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