King Afonso I was king of Kongo during the 1520s. Qianlong was emperor of China during the Qing dynasty, during the 1790s. In the kingdom of Kongo, there were many Portuguese merchants whom had established close political and diplomatic relations with the king. These relations brought much wealth and recognition to Kongo, but it also brought problems that led to its inevitable destruction. Portuguese merchants embarked on slaving expeditions. Their tactics undermined the authority of the kings, who appealed repeatedly to the Portuguese to cease or at least to limit their trade in slaves. During the Qing dynasty, global trade brought much
6. What specific actions did Hammurabi take in his attempt to provide for the good order of society and the basic welfare of his subjects?
Born in Morocco, Ibn Battuta was known by most scholars as the greatest travelers of his time. He was a muslim and world renowned scholar and traveler. Known for writing his Rihla, or a written log of the travels and his experiences at the places he went. Leaving home at an early age and traveling for almost 30 years. He explored the entire Islamic region, Africa, Europe, across the middle east and india, all the way to Asia. He superseded his predecessor for the distance he traveled during his life. Once he was finished with his travels he returned to Morocco and dictated all of his accounts to a scholar named Ibn Juzayy.
1. Humans first appeared on Earth during the Paleolithic Era. The evidence of burial grounds, stone tools, and other items shows a general migration path of humans out of Africa, and support the theory that these groups were nomadic hunters and foragers. Early humans were mobile and could adapt to different geographical settings from savannah to Ice Age tundra. Anthropologists infer that these bands were relatively egalitarian.
1. Based on your reading of the two primary source documents for this module, in what ways do you feel these documents are historically significant? In what ways do documents such as these help historians to understand history? In the end, what were the main reasons for dropping these two weapons on Japan?
One of the consistent themes of history has been the increasing connectedness of humankind. From the first river-valley civilizations to today’s intertwined world, one of the hallmarks of the past — and one that continues to this day — has been increased globalization. While the 20th century represented one of the greatest advancements in human interaction, it was not a wholly new event. Examples of globalization can be seen throughout history, like in the movement of pastoralists, Indian Ocean trade, and the Columbian Exchange.
Different classical civilizations often stressed similar values and issues. Classical civilizations were all constantly trying to unify their people to form a shared culture. They also tried to expand their empires. They would try to unify people through politics, religion, and philosophy. They promoted a common language and social structures for people to follow. Classical civilizations used many methods involving integration and expansion in their empire.
Historians have learned a great deal about the Crusades from chroniclers like William of Tyre and Ibn al-Qalanisi. Today, reporters and newscasters travel all over the world to report on international events, including conflicts. Reporters and world leaders use social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook to connect with the public. Imagine what we might know had there been access to television, cell phones, and social media in the 13th century.
Lisbon is the main area that Henry the Navigator sent out his ships to discover the new world. This became a very popular trading depot because of its location and finding new things during exploration. This was a place where the Colombian Exchange happened, especially with what is now Brazil. This is also where Ferdinand Magellan set off to sail completely around the earth.
1) Some examles of a primary source document are diaries, manuscripts and letters 2) Political maps show the boundaries and locations of countries, states, cities, towns and counties. Topographic maps show information including roads, elevation, rivers andother water bodies and political boundaries. A cartographic map graphically represents a geographical area, usually on a flat surface and may involve political, cultural, or other nongeographical divisions of a geographical area. 3) A nomad is a member of a group that has no permanent home, wandering from place to place in search of food and water. 4) The key discovery of the Neolithic Revolution is agriculture andthe domestication of animals. This was beneficial becasue it allowed nomads to not
There are major events that mark the beginning and end of this period. The period began at around 9000 B.C.E. when the popularity of agriculture grew. The domestication of animals like sheep, cattle, goats, and pigs began to appear within civilizations. The end of this period came at around 1000 B.C.E. when civilizations began focusing on strengthening their culture and politics. This took place once the civilizations did not have to devote all of their focus to staying alive.
37). This differs from his culture’s convention where familial relationships are traced through a patrilineal system where inheritance is bequeathed directly from father to son. Perhaps Battuta’s reaction originates from ethnocentrism—he compares other societies by his culture’s standards, resulting in Battuta’s biases. The majority of the Muslim world is a patriarchal; the males are the center of authority, whereas in Īwālātan there is an emphasis on the position of female influence. This concept is difficult for Battuta to accept. Despite these criticisms, Battuta contrasts his disapproval with the Massūfa by citing their devout Muslim qualities, such as the commitment of the Qur’an (the sacred Islamic text) to memory (Battuta, p. 37). However, the redemption is brief. Forthcoming contact between the sexes in Īwālātan serves to further offend Battuta.
The two historical documents, Narrative of Lavinia Bell written by an anonymous author in the Montreal Gazette and the Letter to an English Abolitionist by James Henry Hammond, shared their strong opinions on the important issue of slavery. These documents were written in the 1800’s during an era of progressive changes. One can identify similarities and many differences in their opinions, motives, and goals for their writings. I believe Bell’s account was written to show the perspective of slaves’ brutal view, compared to Hammond’s letter justifying slavery and the rights of the slaveholders.
World History in Context, written by David Christian (2003), questions the context of world history as well as the complexity of human history and the societies with which they live. In Christian’s article he argues that looking at world history in its global context, rather than one specific moment in history, is the way it is intended to be interpreted and allows historians to recognize reoccurring patterns and themes. World history is meant to be an unbiased account of only one specific species, humans (Christian 2003, 437-438). Historians often struggle with this challenging topic and tend to produce works extremely biased, usually towards stable ‘western civilizations’ and
3b. “Ibn Battuta traveled for the pleasure of seeing new places, learning about new countries and meeting new people” (Marcus Weiner Publishers, 1994).