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Warm up

Warm Up

  • What people did you find most interesting from the presentations given yesterday and why?

  • What is the entire premise or theme of the song We Didn’t Start the Fire thus far?

  • What events did you find most interesting from the presentations given yesterday and why?


Warm up1

Warm Up

  • How is Islam similar to Christianity?

  • How is Islam similar to Confucianism?

  • What is the importance of the Umayyad Caliphate and where was it located?

  • What is the importance of the Abassid Caliphate and where was it located?

  • How was Islam spread?

  • Why did Islam unsuccessfully spread in India?


Period three regional and transregional interactions

Period Three: Regional and Transregional Interactions

600 to 1450


Dar al islam house of islam

Dar al-Islam: House of Islam

  • Mecca

    • Bedouins, commercial center, Ka’aba, polytheistic

      • Substantial profit

  • Muhammad

    • Orphan merchant marries wealthy businesswoman

    • Revelations from archangel Gabriel about “Allah”

  • Mecca merchants fear lack of profit from pilgrimages

    • Monotheism

  • Hijrah

    • Mecca to Medina

    • Umma: programs for life

      • Orphans, widows, military, etc.

  • 629 pilgrammage to Mecca

    • Visit Ka’aba, conquered city, 632 hajj again.

  • Islam=Submission

  • Muslim=one who submits

  • Prophet as well as Abraham, Moses, and Jesus.

  • 632 Muhammad dies w/o successor

  • Five Pillars

    • Faith: Only Allah, Prayer: 5 times facing Mecca, Fasting: dawn to dusk during Ramadan (revelation month), Alms-giving: Zakat, Hajj: Trip to Mecca

  • First Caliph (successor to prophet) Abu-Bakr

    • Next caliph assassinated (Umayyad), so Ali Muhammad’s cousin appointed caliph

      • Shia sect: Member of Muhammad family should be Caliph

      • Sunni sect: (largest now) successor chosen from the umma (Muslim community)

  • Early Expansion of Islam

    • Military conquest

    • Arabian Peninsula

    • Persia

    • 7th century = Syria, Mesopotamia, Palestine, and Egypt

    • Central Asia vs. Buddhism

    • 8th century= North Africa, Spain/Portugal, and NW India

  • Unconcerned with religious beliefs more with power for leaders/people


Dar al islam house of islam1

Dar al-Islam: House of Islam

  • Indian system of numbers

    • Arabic numerals

  • Algebra, Geometry, Trig

  • Astrolabe (pos. of stars)

  • Optic surgery/anatomy

  • Astronomy (map of stars)

  • Cartographers (detailed maps)

  • Urban centers increase

  • Education institutions increase

  • Arts, writing, calligraphy

  • Minarets (towers for prayer), mosques (places of worship)

  • Arabian Nights, literature/poetry

  • Sufi’s: Mystics focused on emotional union with Allah

  • Never address succession, levy high taxes = leaders unpopular

  • Independent kingdoms arose = Persia with Sultans

    • Baghdad in 945 along with Seljuk Turks adopt Sunni

    • Turks contol Baghdad in 11th century

  • Seljuk takeover of Jerusalem prompts Crusades in 1095.

  • 13th century Mongols execute Abbasid Caliph

    • Umayyad Caliphate made capital at Damascus, Syria

      • Arabic ethnicity over adherence to Islam

      • Inferior status to converts

      • “People of the Book” J/C would pay taxes for charity/property.

        • Worship/self-rule

      • Ruling families luxury

        • Gen. pop = revolt

    • Overthrown by Abbasid in 750

      • One escapes to Spain

      • Caliphate of Cordoba

    • Abbasid Caliphate supported by Shia make capital at Baghdad

    • Equal Status to converts

      • Advanced education/career

      • Trade W Med. To China

      • Ancient Greeks, Romans, Persians, logic of Aristotle preserved

      • Advanced education/career

      • Trade W Med. To China

      • Ancient Greeks, Romans, Persians, logic of Aristotle preserved

      • Advanced education/career

      • Trade W Med. To China

      • Ancient Greeks, Romans, Persians, logic of Aristotle preserved


    Dar al islam house of islam2

    Dar al-Islam: House of Islam

    • Al-Andalus= Islamic Spain

      • Allies of Umayyad dynasty

    • Caliphs wanted to preserve Greco-Roman culture

      • Science and Math of Muslims

    • Caliphate of Cordoba

      • Library, free education, interregional commerce thrives, alcohol, algebra, and sofa added to Spanish vocab.

    • Islam in India

      • Delhi Sultanate

        • Military conquests unsuccessful due to monotheistic beliefs

      • Hindu lower castes/untouchables accept

    • Islam in SE Asia

      • Commercial contacts/conversion

      • Malaysia, Indonesia, and South Philippines

    • Islam in Africa: Spirit of Jihad (holy war)

      • Caravan routes spread

      • Like concept of unification of secular and spiritual powers in a caliph

      • Egypt, Ghana, Mali

      • Blend of local polytheism and Muslim

        • Sudan due to matrilineal structure

    • Indian Ocean Trade

      • East Africa

      • Ibn Batutta

        • Mogadishu, Mombasa, Kilwa

    • Accepted by rulers then people

    • Women hesitant to accept due to loss of freedoms

    • Mamluk Dynasty in Egypt

      • Strict adherence to Islam

      • Safe trade routes prospered

      • Fell to Ottoman Turks in 16th century


    Dar al islam house of islam3

    Dar al-Islam: House of Islam

    • Role of Women

      • Big change from Muhammad to 15th century

        • Not required to wear veil and be secluded (Abbasid court)

        • Stems from interaction/diffusion of Middle Eastern women

    • Men followed example of Muhammad

      • Four wives so long as could provide/treat equally

      • Women get one

    • Both equal before Allah, female infanticide was forbidden, could own property, initiate divorce and allowed to remarry (if husband initiates divorce).

    • Seclusion to keep away from gaze of men

    • Created barriers to accept Islam

    • Quran established a patriarchal society

    • Slavery

      • Could not enslave another Muslim

      • Except POW’s

      • Not hereditary

      • Free slaves if they convert

      • Born of a slave woman and Muslim man

        • FREE

    • Summary

      • Islam unifies Asia, Europe, and Africa.

      • Preserves Mediterranean Classical culture and blends

      • Educational opportunities were extended

      • Urban centers created

      • Eastern Hemisphere profoundly impacted


    The expansion of china

    The Expansion of China

    • Tang Dynasty: Central Asia to Afghanistan

      • Tibet, Manchuria, S Vietnam

      • Bureaucracy of scholar-gentry and Confucian gov’t

      • Civil Service Exam strengthened

    • Buddhism rises with elite/peasants

      • Empress Wu

      • Art, sculpture, monasteries

      • Tax exemptions, private gifts of property increases wealth/power

      • Tang rulers fearful start restricting

      • Confucianism rises again

    • Decline

      • Internal rebellion

      • Invasions of nomadic peoples

    • Achievements of Tang

      • Trade/travel on silk roads protected

      • Contacts with Islam increase

      • Ocean-going ships improve/interest sparks

      • Chinese junks leading ship, dominated trade in Indian Ocean

      • Paper money

      • Letters of credit, or flying money, facilitated long distance trade

      • Urban areas grew in size

      • Increases canals/irrigation

        • Foundation for Grand Canal

      • Land redistribution

      • Gunpowder

      • Short stories/poetry

      • Tea and fast growing rice imported from Vietnam

      • Pop growth from rice better than millet


    The expansion of china1

    The Expansion of China

    • Song Dynasty

    • Couldn’t control Khitan (N nomads)

      • Paid tribute for 300yrs.

    • Traditions strengthened:

      • Civil Service Exam prerequisite for gov’t posts

      • Greater prestige for scholar-gentry

      • Neo-Confucianism: Blend of Buddhist/Confucian values

        • Respect for authority/family to everyday life of all levels of Chinese society

        • Elites to withdraw from contact with others

        • Reinforced gender/class distinctions

    • Scholar gentry over Military

      • Tribute to Khitan killed economy/peasants

    • Jurchens overthrow Khitan

      • Take over Yellow River

      • Push Song south

    • Achievements:

      • Overseas trade began

      • Artists created landscape paintings

      • Catapults hurled bombs/grenades

      • Flame throwers/rocket launchers

      • Printing with movable type

      • Compasses

      • Abacus developed to aid in counting/taxes

      • Foot binding spread among elite

      • Patriarchal family intensified

    • Chinese culture increases through the East

    • Japan, Chinese, Vietnam, and Korea made contacts with China


    China s influence in japan

    China’s Influence in Japan

    • Mimic form of Chinese bureaucracy

      • Blend of Confucian thought and written characters

      • Buddhism mixed with Shinto

        • Revered spirits of nature/ancestors

      • Aristocrats rebel

    • Local lords increase power

      • Tiny kingdoms protected by fortresses

    • Bushi led small states and maintained military

      • Samurai: serve Bushi and capital to protect emperor from bandits

        • Bushido

        • Seppuku: disembowelment

    • Moved towards feudalism

      • Serfs: Japanese peasants bound to the land

    • Gempei Wars: Peasants Vs. Samurai – 12th

      • Destroyed countryside

      • Minamoto family rises establishes the Bakufu

    • Military government

      • Still had emperor/court but power with Minamoto family and Samurai’s

        • Distanced from Confucian ways

    • The shogunate

      • Jap families who controlled military leaders

      • Civil disorder in 14th century allowed Bushi vassals to acquire land

        • Divided to Samurai’s

      • Provide loyalty and military assistance when needed

    • Daimyo

      • Warlord who ruled tiny kingdom

      • Some were centralized

        • Taxes collected to fund public projects

        • Trade between villages blossomed to long distance trade with China

    • Achievements

      • Merchant/artisan guilds

      • Common currency

      • Tea ceremony/decorative gardens


    Chinese influence on korea

    Chinese influence on Korea

    • Han Dynasty migrants

      • Buddhism, writing, metallurgy, agriculture, Confucian classics

    • Tang rulers defeat resisting Koreans

      • Silla Kingdom resists made vassals of Chinese

        • Paid Tribute

    • Silla unites Korea

      • Studies Chinese customs

      • Kowtow (bow to emp.)

    • Chinese Civil Service Exam

    • Paid tributes to use Chinese trade network and educational systems

      • Connects Vietnamese, Japanese, etc.

    • Cultural and commercial opportunities expand

      • Buddhism rises with elites

      • Porcelain techniques from China

      • Celadon bowls produced

    • Mongol invasions interfere contacts with Korea/China

    • After 1392 contacts restored


    Chinese impact on vietnam

    Chinese impact on Vietnam

    • Valued independence while admiring tech/polit. Advances of China

    • Qin traded with Vietnamese, but Viets began to control and intermarry Cambodians and other in SE Asia

    • Vietnamese has different language, lived in villages, society based off nuclear family

    • Women enjoyed more privileges

    • Buddhism hugely popular

    • Han tried to get S. China but Vietnamese opposed

    • Han conquers Vietnamese

      • Adopt Chinese agric., irrigation, Confucian veneration of ancestors, extended family structure

      • Staged rebellions

    • Fall of Tang = major protest winning Viets their independence

      • Continue civil service exam

    • Conquer neighboring peoples due to military organization/tech. adopted from Chinese


    Chapter 13 in 5 steps to a 5

    Chapter 13 in 5 steps to a 5

    • READ on your own

    • Pages 124-128

    • European Middle Ages

    • Crusades

    • European Feudalism


    Interregional trade and exchange the mongols

    Interregional Trade and Exchange: The Mongols

    • Pastoral Nomads from steppes of Central Asia

      • Horseman who trade livestock for crops

      • Tribe, unite to confederations.

      • Steppe diplomacy: alliances eliminating rivals

    • Temujin: Creates confederations based on loyalty

      • Renamed Ghengis Khan (ultimate ruler)

    • Military: Horsemanship

      • Shortbow, catapult, gunpowder, cannons, flaming arrows, battering rams, etc.

    • Khan extends power from China to Persia

      • Tribute collectors, tolerant of culture/religion of conquered, assimilate.

    • Mongols in Russia

      • Tartars in Russian invade in winter

        • Resisting cities massacred or sold into slavery

        • Kiev burned to ground

      • Tribute Empire: Golden Horde

      • Serfdom-peasant gave up lands to rich for protection from Mongols

      • Moscow: Tribute collection center, princes take lands who can’t pay

      • Metropolitan (head of Orthodox church) head of Russian church

      • Russia separate from Western European trends

        • No trade, Renaissance/Reform., etc.

    • Attempted to conquer Europe

      • Hungary in 1240

      • Raids in Eastern Europe never good


    Interregional trade and exchange the mongols1

    Interregional Trade and Exchange: The Mongols

    • Mongol women were more free

      • No footbinding, free movement, etc.

      • Neo-Confucianism limited rights towards end of dynasty

    • Scholars/artisans from other societies used

    • Foreigners welcomed: Marco Polo

    • Merchants rose in status

    • Piracy stopped = maritime trade increases

    • Expansion attempts

      • Japan and kamikaze winds

      • Vietnamese brief occupation

  • World items more important then efficient gov’t

  • Banditry, famine, rebellions lead to downfall

  • Peasant overthrows Mongols to forge Ming Dynasty

    • Mongols in Persia

      • Conquer Islam

      • Ilkhanate: Persia

        • Baghdad destroyed 800,000ppl. Murdered

        • Seljuk Turks in Turkey defeated

        • Ottoman Turks enter in 15th century

      • Mamluks (Slaves of Egypt) overthrow Mongols in 1260

    • Mongols in China

      • Kubilai Khan conquers S. China forming Yuan Dynasty

      • Chinese forbidden to learn Mongol language

      • Intermarriage was outlawed

      • End of Civil Service Exam

      • Religious tolerance was practiced

      • Chinese could be in gov’t


    Interregional trade and exchange

    Interregional Trade and Exchange

    • Spread of Bubonic Plague

      • Black Death leads to fall of Yuan Dynasty

      • 25mil. Killed

      • Ended feudalism in Europe

      • 100yrs. + to recover pop. Losses and urban settlement

  • Other Nomadic Invaders/Influences

    • Timur the Lame (Tamerlane) Turk from Central Asia

      • Brutal conquests of Persia, Mesopotamia, India, and Russia

      • Death = end of nomadic invasion

    • The Mongols: Facilitators of Trade

    • Pax Mongolica:

      • Increases trade, wealth, exchange of ideas between East and West

      • Trade Route Diaspora

        • Foster cultural exchange

        • Jews on Silk Roads

        • Chinese in SE Asia

      • Long distance trade increases

        • Ibn Battuta and Marco Polo


    Encounter exchange in africa

    Encounter/Exchange in Africa

    • Bantu Migrations

      • Sub Saharan Africa

      • Agrarian peoples

      • Ideas, Technology, and language

      • Rain forest in Nigeria outward S and E

      • 500 B.C.E. to 1000 C.E.

      • Agricultural techniques and iron working (possibly from Kush) blended with cattle-raising (other Africans)

        • Crop cultivation

      • Malay sailors: bring bananas from SE Asia to Madagascar

        • Spread in reverse pattern of Bantu migration

    • Interactions in East Africa

      • Spread of languages

      • Syncretism of Bantu and Arabic languages into Swahili

        • Major language still

    • Society and Gov’t

      • Village as basis of society

        • Stateless societies

          • Family and kinship led by by respected family member

      • Religion was animism with spirits

      • Griots: story tellers

      • Age grade: cohort group of same age who share life experiences/responsibilites

      • Women: Highly respected as child bearers

        • Share in work

      • Property in communal

        • Individ. Wealth - slaves


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