The Rise of Persia
The Persians based their empire on tolerance and diplomacy. They relied on a strong
military to back up their policies. Ancient Persia is where Iran is today.
Persia is in Modern Day Iran
The Extent of the Persian Empire
Cyrus the Grea
CHINAS RELATIVE LOCATION AN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
Natural protective barriers
Inward looking (central kingdom) with minor incidences of cultural diffusion
Effects of one ocean
A history of emperors who restricted use of the coastline,
Latin America and the Caribbean
Countries of Mexico and Central America
Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
Countries of South America
Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivi
Indian Culture and Music
2008 Fulbright Summer Seminar to India & Sri Lanka
India-South Asian Adventure!
Unity through diversity is the theme of the approximately one billion people that live in
a country that is so big, its called a subcontinent!
History of China
Humans have been living in China since at least 19,000 BCE
Farming of grains begins approx 7,000 BCE, with rice and soybeans at 5,000
Chinese history begins along the Yellow River (3,000 BCE).
Cultural Hearth for East Asia
Europe is diverse
Different climates, landforms, agricultural output
37 different countries
Many different languages and cultures
Long history of warfare, mostly along national lines
Europe is globalizing, was a major colonial power
Formation of the Modern Middle East
The Middle East After 1919
The Middle East in WWI: The Ottoman Empire
Ottomans fought on the side of Germany and Austria Hungary
Challenge British control of the Suez canal & their colonies
Regain territory lost to Nat
History of the USA
Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492.
He thought that he came to India so he called the people who lived there Indians.
Colonisation of America
In the 1770s there were 13 colonies with
2.5 million people.
During the first wi
Russia settled by Scandinavians
People from Norway, Sweden, Finland
Main city is Novgorod
Map of Russia (850-1235 A.D.)
Yaroslav the Wise (1030 A.D.)
Made written laws
The Mongols made no technological breakthroughs, founded no new religions,
wrote few books or dramas
Why historically significant?
Impact of the Mongols
The Mongols created a single economic, cultural, and epidemiological world
Common Stereotypes of Africa
Africa as the Dark Continent
Africa WITHOUT history
Africa as Uncivilized
Why Study Africa?
Stereotypical representations of Africa and its people have a profound impact