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The Gupta Empire 320-550 CE. By: Matt Boebinger, Sarah Cherry, Nirav Patel, Lauren Sibille . Preconditions of the Gupta Empire. Regional kingdoms tried to unite India but were unsuccessful until the Guptas. The clearing of jungle lands provided fertile lands.

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the gupta empire 320 550 ce

The Gupta Empire320-550 CE

By: Matt Boebinger, Sarah Cherry, Nirav Patel, Lauren Sibille

preconditions of the gupta empire
Preconditions of the Gupta Empire
  • Regional kingdoms tried to unite India but were unsuccessful until the Guptas.
  • The clearing of jungle lands provided fertile lands.
  • Northern empire at the foothills of the Himalayas in the Ganges River Valley. The southern empire was made up of river valleys and jungles.
  • After the decline of the Kushan empire, many regional kingdoms fought for power before the emergence of the guptas
  • The one advantage that the Guptas had was their knowledge of sophisticated war weapons such as siegecraft and catapults.
ideology for the guptas
Ideology for the Guptas
  • Chandra Gupta allied himself with powerful families in the Ganges region.
  • While Samudra Gupta and Chandra Gupta II did conquer regional kingdoms, they also allied themselves with those who elected not to fight.
characteristics of a well run empire
Characteristics of a well-run empire
  • The Guptas built roads to further the trade between the Silk roads empires.
  • Known as the Golden Age of India when science, mathematics, astronomy, religion, and philosophy flourished.
  • Bureaucracy was run by regional allies
  • Sanskrit was the official language
major results of the gupta empire
Major results of the Gupta Empire
  • In the Gupta empire, there was stability and prosperity during the late fourth and early fifth centuries c.e.
  • The long distance trade on the Silk road brought wealth and knowledge from the other regions of the world.
the fall of the guptas
The fall of the Guptas
  • Gupta Administrative techniques were not enough for their military short comings against mainly the White Huns.
  • They successfully blocked the invasion but severely depleted resources and weakened their state.
  • The Gupta dynasty continued only in name as regional governors usurped imperial rights and powers until the Mughal dynasty.