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Post- Classical Era: 600 CE -1450 CE By: Graemme & Skylar
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Describe key features of the Islamic faith & where it had spread to by the end of the post-classical era. Spread of Neo-Confucianism in China. Mixture of Confucianism with some Buddhism. A split in Christianity when the east and west churches divided into Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodox Christianity
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Describe Islamic political structures, notably the caliphate Caliphate was a theocracy with the political and religious leader the same, which included Sharia (Islamic Law) Sultanate- monarch The Caliphs came into power when the sunnis supported them as the next successors after Muhammad died Caliphs ruled in the Abbasid and Umayyad
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Explain the impact of Islam on gender systems The diffusion of Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and Neo-Confucianism often led to significant changes in gender relations and family structure
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Compare developments in political and social institutions in both Western (feudal states) and Eastern Europe (Byzantine Empire & Russia) The Byzantine empire remained a major factor. It had numerous different groups of peoples. Bureaucracies key to success- similar to the Tang The impact of the Viking raids - challenged Europeans to get better protections- begins European feudalism;invaded rural areas rather than large towns/cities Feudalism rises as the main form of defense and government
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Compare & contrast Western European and Japanese feudalism Japanese - mid 800’s in opposition to the power of the fujiwara, emperor as puppet river or figurehead, shogun by force and intrigue, shogun as real power between 1100s and 1945, emperor heredity unless deposed, ranks-emperor vassal as lord, samurai European - date established - by 800s after the division of charlemagne's holy roman empire, title or main ruler - king, queen, emperor, and length of office or ruler - hereditary unless deposed.
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