Absolutism And Confucianism

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Unit 2: 600 BCE to 600 CE

I. Timeline of 10 Key Dates
A. 5th Century - Greek Golden Age
B. 323 BCE - Alexander the Great
C. 321 BCE - Mauryan Empire in India begins
D. 221 BCE - Qin unified China
E. 32 CE - Beginnings of Christianity
F. 220 CE - End of the Han Dynasty
G. 333 CE - Roman Capital moves to Constantinople
H. 350 CE - Kingdom of Kush falls I . 476 CE - Fall of the Roman Empire.
J. 500 CE - Gupta Empire collapses after the Hun invasions
II. Top 10 Individuals or Groups
A. Ashoka - Mauryan Emperor that aided the change in buddhism B. Confucius - theologian who created Confucianism and its ideals C. LaoZi - founder of Taoism and chinese philosopher D. ZhuangZi - Chinese philosopher who lived in the same time as LaoZi
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C/C the Mauryan and Gupta politics
Similarities
Differences
1. Paying tribute
2. Patriarchy
3. Religious leniency
1. Armies and spies
2. Learning
3. Hindu vs buddhist motivations V. 3 Primary Source Documents Reflecting Unit Themes A. The Republic - written by Plato, “ Allegory of the Cave “ Theme Development and interaction of cultures B. Life of Constantine - written by Eusebius told the life of constantine Theme development and interaction of cultures C. The invention of the Jewish People - Sand, expressed the exclusiveness of the religion Theme Development and interactions of cultures
VI. 3 Migration Patterns A. 1650 - 500 BCE - Aryans migrate southward into india B. 1200 BCE - Sea peoples invade the Greek Islands C. 100 - 552 CE - Huns invade India from the north

VII. Top 10 Social/Political/cultural
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Monotheistic Judaism - the codification of Hebrew Scriptures, spread through middle east & mediterranean B. Confucianism - Beliefs in 5 relationships, heavily practiced in China C. Taoism - follows teacher LaoZi and beliefs in harmony D. Animism & shamanism - reliance on the natural world shaped lives in the core civilizations E. Legalism - was a philosophy of administration in ancient China. F. Social hierarchies - rigid socio-economic classes (farmers, laborers, slaves, artisans etc) G. Rents & Tributes - a way to maintain production of food and provide rewards for loyalties of the elites H. Christianity - an Abrahamic religion with Jesus as a physical manifestation of God I. Hinduism - in india, polytheistic (330 million gods) J. Buddhism - Life = suffering in china & india, 8 fold path
VIII. 10 Critical Context Facts by Region A. Middle East - Influx of Jewish people after the Jewish Diaspora B. Asia - China experiences warring states C. Asia - China experiences unification under Qin rule D. Asia - the Maurya and Gupta empires occur E. Mesoamerica - extensive culture in Teotihuacan & Mayan city states F. Mediterranean - Greek city states and colonies rule G. Mediterranean - Roman Empire

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