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Name: _________________________________ Mankind: The Story of All of Us Episode 4: “Warriors” Sack of Rome 00:00 – 9:01 1. The Vandals weren’t savages: they were educated and skilled in warfare. Where had they acquired this education? From the Romans, they had been living in the Roman empire for a very long time. 2. Why did Gaiseric (the Vandal chief) want Eudoxia (the empress)? Having her as his hostage would bring him prestige and link him to the most powerful position in Rome. 3. Peter Aicher said, “The drama of Rome suggests that civilization does not progress in a straight line towards more prosperity, more order, more law, more technology.” What does this statement mean? Civilization can go backwards, away from order, law, and technology. Islam 9:01 – 18:20 4. Al-Hajjaj Al-Bahizi was mining for what mineral? He was mining for gold. 5. For what purpose was the gold used? To fund the armies that spread the Islamic empire. 6. How was Cordoba different from the rest of Western Europe?

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