Islamic Civilization Review Sheet
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Civilization Review Sheet
What are the defining features of Islam as a belief system? What are its origins?
How is Islam similar and different from the other Abrahamic religions?
What are the different sects of Islam and how did these sects influence the development of the Islamic world?
How and why did Islam spread so rapidly throughout Asia and North Africa? (Be able to compare and contrast Islam’s spread to different regions such as India, Anatolia, West Africa, and Spain)
Describe life under the Umayyad and Abbasid caliphates, and explain their rise and decline
What were the roles of women in Islamic society, and how did this role change over time?
How did the Islamic empire promote cultural diffusion?
What were the intellectual achievements of Islamic scholars?
Key Vocabulary / Terms:
European Middle Ages Review Sheet
What duties and responsibilities guided people’s lives in medieval Europe?
What roles did individuals play in the medieval feudal systems?
How did provide for people’s basic economic needs?
What roles did the Roman Catholic Church play in medieval society?
What were the PERSIA+G features of medieval Europe?
Vocabulary, Terms, and People
Political system = feudalism
Economic system = manorialism
Intellectual system = Christian church and monasteries
Germanic tribes overran Europe from about 400 to 700, ending Roman rule.
Medieval Europe was ruled by kings in cooperation with the Christian church.
Charlemagne was the most famous and powerful king in Medieval Europe.
The Christian church was not simply a religious institution, it also held great political, economic, and cultural power.
During the middle ages, the bubonic plague (or “black death”) killed about 1/3 of the European population.
For 200 years, Christians fought a series of religious wars known as the crusades in an attempt to reclaim Palestine/Jerusalem from Muslim rule. Although these wars led to terrible killing and destruction, they also fostered cultural diffusion between Europe and the wider world.
Dynasty Review Sheet
pages 267-270 (starting at “State and Religion")
page 273: “The Revival of Confucian Thought”
pages 279-280 “Family and Society in the Tang-Song Era” and “Neo-Confucian Assertion of Male Dominance”
Primary source document on Hangzhou: http://www.thhs.qc.edu/ourpages/auto/2012/4/24/49297083/hangzhou.pdf
Packet on Tang/Song China: http://www.thhs.qc.edu/ourpages/auto/2012/4/20/29055890/tang%20song%20china.pdf
China – isolated society or not?
The reemergence of a bureaucratic state
Treatment of women and the family structure in Tang & Song China
Spread of Buddhism in China and review of other Chinese Belief systems
China’s cultural advances and cosmopolitan cities - Hangzhou
China’s influence in Asia
People / Terms / Vocabulary
Pure Land Buddhism
Movable Type Printing
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