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Medieval History II

20th century Spanish historian philosopher of ideas George Santayana “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Who said this? What does this quote mean? George Santayana. History is not just facts, it’s something we learn because it teaches lessons Who painted Historia? What date? What is going on in the painting? […]

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Ancient and Medieval History: Exam

Delian League Athens=leader=military force The Peloponnesian War Sparta made Athens surrender; Athenians subjected insubordinate communities to severe punishments; divided and weakened Greek poleis Trojan War Helen-Taken to Troy Achilles greatest Greek warrior; best friend Patroklus Agammemnon in charge of Greek troops Hektor gets killed by Achilles Lycurgus gave laws and prosperity to Sparta timé Greek […]

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Intro to Medieval History Final Exam

representative institutions groups of people acting and making decisions for others benefit, centralized decision making Henry II (r. 1154-1189) of England founder of Angevian dynasty, gained land and created strong centralized government with judiciary John of Salisbury (c. 1120-1180) chancellor who wrote the Politicraticus (the first written political science text) John (r. 1199-1216) he was […]

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Ancient and Medieval History Quiz 1`

Confucianism Believes that education can make us better people Analects A part of Confucianism Daoism (Taoism) *Dao/Tao- “The Way” : Nature -Daodejing Dao de Jing Work of philosophy Legalism Chinese philosophy Han Fei Tzu Han Fei, also known as Han Fei Zi, was an influential political philosopher of the Warring States period “Chinese Legalist” school. […]

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Medieval History Midterm Test Questions

tierney #5: Nicene Creed – essential beliefs of christianity set at the council of nicea – doctrinal statement based on the decisions of the council – belief one god, jesus christ, holy spirit – belief in jesus’ resurrection and savior – judgement day tierney #6: Constantine & Augustine’s Conversions to Christianity Constantine: – sought out […]

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Medieval History Test Questions

Germanic Tribes -relied on by roman leaders ->military power in German hands Tacitus -56-120 -wrote about Germans vs Romans -consul, orator, proconsul of Asia -wrote History and The Germania -condescending to Romans German Customs -stone houses -equality for women -fighting as way of life -generals most powerful Appointing of Rule -kingship hereditary -generals elected by […]

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medieval history final: short answer

Council of Nicaea Meaning: Clarified basic matters of Christian doctrine. Date/Context: Convened by the Emperor Constantine in 325. Historical Significance: -first effort by the Church to gain a consensus on beliefs → Nicene Creed -rejected Arian beliefs→ Jesus was “begotten” from God -set a uniform date for Easter and enacted other canon laws -not as […]

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Ancient Medieval History

What is the “black thesis”? The belief by people that that ancient Egyptians and Africans belonged to the black race. This thesis was pioneered by the late scholar Cheikh Anta Diop. When did agriculture arrive in Africa? Agriculture and the knowledge of plant cultivation began about 5000 B.C. (the 5th millennium B.C.). By 1000 B.C. […]

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Medieval Europe, Middle Ages History

Middle Ages When Europeans started to restore order Clovis 1st king of the Franks, united Frank tribes into one kingdom Merovingians sons and successors of Clovis, ruled France for 200 years charles martel charles the hammer, Frank military and political leader, Mayor of the Palace under the Merovingians. *****Won battle of Tours defeating an invading […]

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Medieval History: Terms

Alfred the Great – Anglo-Saxon king who reigned 871-899 – fought the Danes & brought peace – extended borders to the north and east – many improvements: law codes, military, education Ambrose – bishop of Milan who lived 339-397 – conversion of Augustine – Church’s moral authority over the Emperor Anthony – hermit who lived […]

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Medieval History

civilitas urban based Roman society- lived in cities and each city had own local rulers Trier province in Roman empire- emperors shifted imperial power away from Rome and to other provinces from 250-350 Fishbourne palace in England that is modeled after the Roman super rich- open to the air even though the weather in England […]

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HIS 112 (Medieval History) Final Study Guide (URI) (Koster)

Between 800 and 1000, Western Europe was (c) divided, invaded, and reorganized. Which is an area untouched by Viking raiders? (c) Italy. In the 9th century, the “Danelaw” was (c) part of Britain then under Danish control. Alfred the Great (a) united all of non-Danish England under his authority. The textbook talks of West and […]

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Ancient and Medieval History-Exam 2

How did people adjust to the changes in politics and economics and culture associated with the transformation from the ancient world to the medieval world? What is the historiographical issue in St. Benedict? no longer one ruler, no longer use coins, more culturally diverse what were some of the changes that happened with the switch […]

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Ancient Medieval History Study Guide (Questions and Answers) 2

During the Classical Age, why did these questions about life, human order, and spiritual realms and this world come up? Iron-age technology began, growing cities, increased trades, prominence of merchants, new states and empires, and new connections…many disruptions led to thinking about older outlooks on questions of life What was the “Age of Warring States?” […]

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Medieval History Midterm Exam

Historical Periods Ancient (to 500CE) Medieval (500-1500 CE) Modern (after 1500 CE) Greece Philosophy Originates of western civilization, Exported through the Mediterranean. The Romans came down to a Greek place. Absolute truth is possible. Greece Plato Rejected the Philosophy of the day and agreed with absolute truth. Influential because knowledge was possible + appealed to […]

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Ancient and Medieval History Chapter 10

Muhammad Gabriel brings this man a message and he becomes a prophet. He is chased out of Mecca by the people, but comes back with an army and conquers them. He is the founder of Islam. Gabriel The angel that delivers vision to Muhammad Mecca Home to kaaba and the Footsteps of Abraham, as well […]

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Late Medieval History Test

Town development Near castles, cathedrals, good trade, former Roman towns, manufacturing business centers, fairs, protection: walls,gates, citizen patrol, problems: dirty (no sewers) muddy, dark, disease, curfew. Burgher(fortified town/castle) a citizen of a town or city, typically a member of the wealthy burgher which means German. Curfew they had a gate for the manor and would […]

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Ancient Medieval History Honors Ch. 10 REVIEW

Vassal- Person who received land in return for services Fief- The grant of the land What was the honor code that knights of the Middle Ages followed? Chivalry Serfs- People bound to land Primogeniture- Passing on of property to son Tithe- 1/10th of one’s income/ tax to the church Simony- Purchase of church Interdict- A […]

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Medieval History Based Writing Lessons: Vocabulary weeks 1-9

fetid stinky massive huge dilapidated partly ruined, broken down intrepid fearless stunned shocked flee to run away as from danger desecrate to destroy the beauty or holiness of a sacred place tenacious not giving up extol to praise highly fatigued tired or worn out rebuke to blame or find fault with intrigued curious or fascinated […]

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Medieval History Final Quiz Questions

What year was the sack of Lindisfarne by the Vikings? 793 What year was the arrival of the Great Army in England? 865 What were Alfred the Great’s years of rule? 871-899 In what year was the battle of Edington? 878 Where had Alfred taken refuge earlier in that year? Athelny By what name do […]

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Medieval History – Semester 2 – Final Exam Study Guide – Section 3

Medieval European Society -Life was harsh -Men/women/children worked for long hours -Disease & starvation was common -Not many people lived over the age of 35 -Had bread/vegetables, never meat Feudalism-Origins in Europe -A loosley organized system of rule in which powerful local lords divide their land holdings among lesser lords -Vassals/lesser lords pledged service & […]

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