hist 013008 lecture 7

hist 013008 lecture 7 - Lecture seven: India and Buddhism,...

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Lecture seven: India and Buddhism, 1/30/07 The spread of coinage, 600-300BC first coins found in Lydia about 600 BC spreads rapidly Indians picked up idea from Persians Coins were not only good economically but also served as “political advertisements” Meroe became independent and formed own kingdom [kush] faced threats from many other areas, moved more south to Meroe kingdom of Meroe [Africa] o interacted with trade with Egypt o good natural resources o rulers used previous royal ideology o pharaoh, etc Meroitic script-developed own writing sytem, alphabetic Fell to nomadic tribes and axum Axum succeeded meroe converted to Christianity adulis=multi ethnic port town, capital city [cultural influences, importance of trade route] The Persian Empire and India Gandara- i.e. of commuications btwn Persians and empire Indus civilization [2500-1700BC] Pastoralsim Chiefdoms sets of tribes that have come together Vedas Vedic age [1900-1000]
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