We left off talking about the Umayyads fate. What was their demise? The caliphs got
lazy with lots of wive,s so a rebel group came in, overthrew them, defeats them, and
moves in. The group is the Abbasids. They crated their own empire. They weren't much
The concept behind this exercise it that we compare the culture of the Middle Ages with that of the
Renaissance. Make sure you scroll all the way down in the directions to read them fully. Well wishes on your
The study guide is online. Go get it! Test will only be open from 5:30 to 6:55. Answer
each question in 4 to 5 sentences. They will be based on the terms. The Units are
broken down by time, not tests. It will be over all the material we've had up to this
THe americas were isolated from the treat of the old world. We will discuss preclassical
and classical civilizations in america. The olmecs were pre classical in Mesoamerica.
FIRST, we must finish christianity. Christianity gets a boost with Constantine.
Let's finish talking of the america first. We left off at mound builders. We were looking at
their civilization, reasons for building mounds. What would motivate them for building
mounds? Religious reasons, defense, etc. Why would people want to build a p
We have class on next Wednesday night! :O
We've got 3 phases of redevelopment. We talked about phase 1 least time. Phase 2
begins after 900 CE. The chase has subsided, and things have calmed down al its, and
people have figure out how to survive the chaos
We will watch a video. Terms: Aztec empire, Tenochtitlan, Aztec architecture,
Chinampas, Tepanecs, Templo Mayor. There is a link to the video on vista. It is on
youtube, but it is not password-locked.
Aztecs were almost as great as rome in the Ameri
We will look at the inca empire tonight.
The inca and the aztec were the only two empires in the americas at the time that
Europeans arrived in the european exploration. There was some kind of contact
between the aztec and the inca. A little cultural exch
HIST 1111 Test 3 Study Guide
Islam in Africa
common elements of African societies
Queen of Sheba
Check the syllabus so I can determine my average grade.
Let's talk a bit about europe and the middle ages. Western Europe, after the fall of the
roman empire, through the middle ages, what goes on there? We have briefly talked
about he fall of rome. THe e
It is really important to watch and finish the video. It will be on the exam! We must know
about it. Watch it, watch it, watch it! Tonight we will discuss the byzantine empire in
The byzantine empire and russia. We have two major civilizations tha
Rome got allot of its cultural elements from greece. By the time rome was rising, greece
had already been through its classical period. Romans worshipped geek philosophy, so
they wanted to borrow it from greece, very heavily. We see very very little roman
Next class-Writing Assignment. Read them!
Pharaoh Akhenaton & Monotheism. He was egypt's first experiment with monotheism.
Akhenaten (Ak) and his wife are the most famous and well-known family in Egyptian
history. His wife is Nefertiti. Their son, Tutankh
First in-class writing assignment is next Wednesday. Read the writing assignment
articles. Know them well. You can't bring them to class.
Animism is a belief system we see in many civilizations that center around agriculture.
Sumerian culture falls around
We will finish discussing neolithic revolution tonight and begin talking about the first
civilization in mesopotamia. A practice test will be posted over the weekend so we can
see what it's like.
We were around talking about human inventions that went alo
The portion of human history in which we have organized ourselves is a very small
portion of our history. We were around a long time before hand. Our species developed
in Africa. Earlier hominid species developed in Africa and migrated out. Once the
What kind of political organization is common in greek culture? City-States. What could
cause certain regions to develop city states? Geography. Some places are difficult to
unify politically. Greece is one of those. It is incredibly mountainous. THere ar
The greeks did not create a universal religion, or a lasting one. What would make
something universal? Christianity is a good example. It is something that does or can
transcend international borders. Islam and judaism and Buddhism are others. They are
We left off with hinduism and the reemergence of civilization in india. We were talking of
the severe inequality with the caste system. They will contribute to the rise of Buddhism.
Buddhism and Buddha is one of the many different philosophers of this era
We are wrapping up the Gupta empire. They stopped the Buddha empire in india. They
made it impossible for buddhist monks to spread the faith. They were great at
mathematics and architecture. There were lots of divisions in the caste system. Allot of
Persian empire and classical greece. After the peloponnesian war we have a great
change in Greece, along with Alexander the Great. Hellenistic greece is a different
thing. Alexander the Great was a big turning point. That is the dividing line. What we
We were talking about Li last time. we will finish up China. There are flawless religious
rituals. They have the cult of the royal family. In chinese culture, we will look at the rise
of Confucianism, and it goes back to Li. They don't develop an elaborat
We will now look at some outlying areas, then we will wrap up the classical era. Today
we will discuss the rise of islam.
One more place we will see the spread of civilization is in the polynesian islands. We
see people spreading to them, so it is is pret
We discussed the five pillars of faith last. It is widely appealing, and recognizes the
equality of believers. In 632 mohammed dies. It isn't long into the religion, merely in its
infancy. As soon as he is dead, the muslim community divides. Some want a d
We left off with the rise of islam in the middle east. They spread into south east Asia.
Today we will see their spread to africa, and other non-islam religions that spread into it.
In class writing assignment next Wednesday!
African history has been noto
The end of the Spanish Hapsburgs
In 1596, Phillip II was bankrupt because of wars. Spain STILL participated actively in the 30 years war.
30YW ended by treaty of Westphalia. 1618- 1648
2 lessons from this war: 1) State as empire could survive and prosper
Islamic Gunpowder Empires
Mughal Empire like Songhay (Africa) Muhgal emp. governed mostly non-Muslim people.
*Mixing different parts of religions, or materials, is syncretistic.
The Americas 2 different types o