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History p.76-79 - 3 The Empire of the Guptas(320 late 5 th...

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Alison Lindsay 1/12/09 Outline for p.76-79 I. New Empires in India A. Three new empires 1. The Mauryan empire a) Candragupta Maurya (324 B.C- 301 B.C) b) Capital- Pataliputra c) Highly centralized d) Provinces e) Aśoka- grandson of Candragupta Maurya a. The greatest ruler in the history of India b. Buddhist ideals to guide his rule c. Set up hospitals and shelters and traded d. Died in 232 B.C f) Ended 183 B.C 2. The Kushān Empire a) The silk road- a route between the Roman Empire and China, so called because ilk was China’s most valuable product a. Arose between 200B.C- 100A.D b. 4,000 miles long c. Only luxury goods were carried on the silk road
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Unformatted text preview: 3. The Empire of the Guptas (320- late 5 th c. C.E) a) Candra Gupta , Samudra Gupta, and Candra Gupta II (375-415) b) Capital- Pataliputra c) Wealth (mostly under Canra Gupta II) a. Trade, silver and gold, cities had temples b. Pilgrims- people who travel to religious places d) Faxian- visited India to find documents about the teachings of Buddha e) “the king and his companions drank wine out of ruby cups while lutes were strummed f) Rulers were firm believers of the laws of Buddha g) The kings govern without corporal punishment...
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