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15 Cards in this Set

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Silk Road
as classical empires expanded, merchants and travellers created an extensive network of trade routes linking but of Eurasia and north Africa (maritime and overland); called this because silk was being traded between Romans and Chinese
Monsoon winds
governed sailing and shipping in the Indian Ocean; blew from southwest in summer and northeast in winters-made travelling the ocean easier and safer
traveled from southeast Asia by caravan to Hellenistic cities and ports (cloves, nutmeg, mace, and cardamom); used for drugs, anesthetics, aphrodisiacs, perfumes, aromatics, and magical potions
merchants as missionaries
merchants carried their religions throughout the lands and made monastaries and etc so natives slowly picked up on it
Paul of Tarsus
devout Jew who accepted Christian teachings and became a missionary trying to find converts; principal figure in the development of Christianity from a Jewish sect to an independent religion
followers of the Greek theologian Nestorius-emphasized the human rather than the divine nature of Jesus
Yellow Turban Rebellion
peasant rebellion in 184 CE against the Hans
group of four powerful individuals that could adminitster the Roman empire better than an individual emperor could
son of Diocletian's co-ruler; reunited the west and east empires
city Constantine built as a capital of the Roman empire, untied empire
Byzantine Empire
eastern half of the Roman empire after fifth century CE
Edict of Milan (312 CE)
allowed Christians to practie their faith openly in the Roman empire
aggressively migrated to the east empire, placed pressure on societies around Roman borders-those societies streamed into the Roman empire and weren't resisted so they took over in the west
St. Augustine
most important of intellectual elites taking an interest in Christianity- worked to reconcile Christianity with Greek and Roman philosophical tradition
Institutional Church
to standardize faith, Christian constructed an institutional apparatus that transformed a popular religion of salvation into a powerful church