Lecture 13 - February 18, 2010 Lecture 13 KEY TERMS HISTORY...

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February 18, 2010 HISTORY 2A Lecture 13 KEY TERMS Jesus Paul of Tarsus Celsus, The True Word Sassanid/Sasanid Persians (224-651) Diocletian (284-305) o Tetrarchy Constantine I Theodosius I Visigoths, Ostrogoths, Vandals Huns NOMADS Horse Nomads: o Life revolved around horses and livestock o Travel from grazing land to grazing land (Transhumanance) o No cities—Tribal societies Sima Qian (wrote about the Xiongnu)—greatest historian o Shi Ji (Records of the Grand Historian) o Idea of discussing past events with analysis (history) o Biographical emphasis—approaches story of China by focusing on specific leaders o Topical Organization o Narrative Style Xiongnu o Lived in modern Mongolia
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February 18, 2010 HISTORY 2A o 300 BCE—made transition from being pastoral nomads to horse nomads o Technological development = Composite bow Hunt effectively Fierce in war o Xiongnu raid Han—Han try and give Xiongnu gifts so they don’t raid o Xiongnu’s purpose was not to destroy China, Han dynasty needed to be there if they were going to have booty o Han need the Xiongnu on the border because it helps to unify people o As Xiongnu get stronger so does Han dynasty o Han disrupt the Xiongnu in 9 CE—expand Han dynasty Tax burden on people Leads to the downfall of the Han
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Lecture 13 - February 18, 2010 Lecture 13 KEY TERMS HISTORY...

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