Flashcards in Unit Two-Group A- Places and States/Empires Deck (22):
Frankish commander for the battle if Tours; defeated the Muslims which allowed Christianity to survive throughout the Dark Ages; started feudalism by giving land to his knights that served him
Pope Leo lll
Reigned 717-741 CE; used visual icons to stimulate reverence policy formed by him (iconoclasm)
The golden age of India; strong central government; developed concept of zero, decimal system, herbal remedies, plastic surgery, architecture
Chinese pilgrim; reported that Harsha distributed his wealth for 75 days
Grandson of Charles Martel; Frankish realm reached highest point; built the Carolingian Empire; kept close ties with Byzantine and Abbasid Empires; campaigned 32 years to impose his rule on Spain
Empire made up of small local groups. Same time period as Byzantine.
Empire after the Romans. Strong economy, strong army. Strongest empire in it's time
Most influential Germanic people
Had more conflicts than the other part of the country. Citizens settled around rivers
Better economy than other part of country, primarily because of trade
Which city was the capital of the Byzantine Empire and is located on either side of the strait of Bosporus Strait?
Constantinople (Now called Istanbul in modern-day Turkey) Named after its founder Emperor Constantine of Rome.
Where was the Capital of Charlemagne's empire?
Aachen in modern day Germany
What was the name of the strait that allowed the easiest access to the South China Sea?
The Strait of Malacca
What region of India did both Harsha's kingdom and the Sultanate of Delhi reside in?
The north of India
What region of Europe did the Vikings come from?
Scandinavia (Sweden, Denmark, and Norway)
Where was the Hagia Sophia?
What is the crucial factor in Constantinople's superb location?
The city's situation on The Bosporus Strait
Where was the Pope located?
What kingdom was situated in the south of India and conquered Ceylon?
How did the political state of Postclassical Northern India compare to that of Postclassical Southern India?
The North was very chaotic as compared to the South's relatively stable politics.