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Unformatted text preview: Lesson One Vocab. Animism: the belief that the forces of nature are inhabited by spirits Brahman: the Hindu name for the Absolute Spirit, an impersonal World Soul that pervades all things caste system: the rigid social stratification in India based on differences in wealth, rank, or occupation cosmology: the theory of the origins, evolution, and structure of the universe culture: the sum total of those things (including traditions, techniques, material goods, and symbol systems) that people have invented, developed, and transmitted cuneiform: ("wedge-shaped") one of humankind's earliest writing systems, consisting of wedge-shaped marks dynasty: a sequence of rulers from the same family empire: a state achieved militarily from the unification of territories under a single sovereign power epic: a long narrative poem that recounts the deeds of a legendary or historical hero in his quest for meaning or identity fresco: (Italian, "fresh") a method of painting on walls or ceilings surfaced with fresh, moist lime plaster...
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This note was uploaded on 06/28/2011 for the course BUSA 1101 taught by Professor Kostov during the Spring '11 term at Georgia Southwestern.
- Spring '11