Professor Richard Van Nort
World Civilization 10100
World Civilization Paper 2 Assignment: Herodotus
In Book IV of "The Histories by Herodotus, Herodotus discusses King Darius
conquest of Scythia. His expedition ultimately fails in doi
WCIV 10100 EXAM:
Briefly identify each of the following:
1) Maat: The ancient Egyptian concept of truth, balance, order, law, morality, and justice. It was
personified as a goddess who regulates the stars, seasons, and the actions of people and deities,
Take-home Exam, Fall of 2016:
Questions on Christopher Ehret's Presentation:
1. What are the four African language families?
The four African language families are Afroasiatic, Niger-Kordofanian, Nilo-Saharan,
and Khoisan. These language families spread o
St. Augustines work, Confessions, tells us of religious philosophical beliefs from the late
Roman Empire that, in this day and age, would seem strange to delve upon. Three examples
that confirm this are: the common practice of bapt
World Civ 101
Professor Richard Van Nort
The Earth and Its People Chapter 10 Summary
Eastern and western Europe were affected in different ways from Roman rule.
Byzantium collaborated their culture with the leadership of the Christian
Engineering an Empire: Egypt, Video Worksheet
1. How do you think the Nile River helped Egypts prosperity (success)?
2. What were some of the ways Egyptians harnessed the power of the Nile?
3. What techniques did they use to develop their transporta
1. The texts translates al-Jami as-Sahih as the authentic collector.
2. The Traditionists of Baghdad attempted to ensnare al-Bukhari by applying the texts to the
erroneous isnad and gave
City College (CCNY) World Civilizations 10100, Spring of 2017
Final Project of May 9, 2017
May 09, 2017
A. Imam al-Bukhari in Ibn Khallikan Biographical Dictionary
Hafiz someone who has memorized the Qur'an (Koran). In the
Decline of the Roman/Han/Gupta Empires Diverse
COMPARISONS TO FOCUS ON:
The causes for the decline of the Roman, Han and Gupta Empires
Understanding of how and why the collapse of the empire was more severe in Western Europe t
Sling Blade vs. The Book of Exodus
The film Sling Blade, written and directed by Billy Bob Thornton, was an Academy
Award winning film, which was released in 1996. The story encompasses the life of Karl
Childers; a mentally challenged man who murdered his
1) What similarities do you see between Ecclesiastes and Gilgamesh?
There are several similarities between Ecclesiastes and Gilgamesh. For example, the
author of Ecclesiastes frequently laments the pointlessness of chasing after the wind, a n
Mahabharata: Selections from the Bhagavad Gita:
Read 3-4 From the Mahabharata: Selections from the Bhagavad Gita, 57-61
1) Why does Arjuna refuse to fight? What does Krishna tell him about the nature of duty, the
world, and the soul?
Arjuna refuses to fig
The Epic of Gilgamesh
1) How does this passage describe the afterlife?
This passage describes the afterlife as a place filled with complete darkness, where there
is no returning back to the living. Additionally, adding to the dark theme, Enkidu expresses
lf heat were visible, wed see frenzied motion.
BY DANIEL ENGBEH
Pretend, for a moment, that heat is visible, that our naked eyes
can see the infrared rays shedding from objects all around. At clos
est range, we observe the incessant buzzing of molecul
Sumerians: The people who dominated southern Mesopotamia through the end of the
third millennium B.C.E.
Semitic: Family of related languages long spoken across parts of western Asia and
northern Africa. In antiquity these languages included Hebr
Republic: The period from 507 to 31 B.C.E., during which Rome was largely governed
by the aristocratic Roman Senate.
Senate: A council whose members were the heads of wealthy, landowning families.
Originally an advisory body to the early kings,
Monsoon: Seasonal winds in the Indian Ocean caused by the differences in
temperature between the rapidly heating and cooling landmasses of Africa and Asia and
the slowly changing ocean waters. These strong and predictable winds have long been
Cyrus: Founder of the Achaemenid Persian Empire. Between 550 and 530 B.C.E. he
conquered Media, Lydia, and Babylon. Revered in the traditions of both Iran and the
subject peoples, he employed Persians and Medes in his administration and respecte
Mecca: City in western Arabia; birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad and ritual
center of the Islamic religion.
Muhammad: Arab prophet; founder of religion of Islam.
Muslim: An adherent of the Islamic religion; a person who submits (in Arabic,
Iron Age: Historians term for the period during which iron was the primary metal for
tools and weapons. The advent of iron technology began at different times in different
parts of the world.
Hittites: A people from central Anatolia who establis
Loess: A fine, light silt deposited by wind and water. It constitutes the fertile soil of the
Yellow River Valley in northern China.
Shang: The dominant people in the earliest Chinese dynasty for which we have written
records (ca. 17501045 B.C.E
What are the book's strengths and limitations as a source?
What are the unique insights into the institution of slavery that only one who has been a slave
could have? How does Douglass's experience as a slave and his agenda as an abolitionist shape
Evolution: The biological theory that, over time, changes occurring in plants and
animals, mainly as a result of natural selection and genetic mutation, result in new
Australopithecines: The several extinct species of human like primate
Final Spring 2015
4) How did the Roman Republic Differ from Athenian democracy? In what way did the
Roman Republics governing framework respond to the political needs of the Roman
In history, differ