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These notes talk about the political changes during the Axial Age
World History 1
Daren Ray
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Date Created: 09/19/16
The Politics ofConquest Wednesday, September 14, 2016 2:01 PM Definitiontoknow Big Idea ImportantPerson/thing I. Learningobjectives: a. DescribetheoriginsofthePersian,Roman,Mauryan,andChineseEmpiresoftheAxialAge? b. Distinguishhoweachempire balancedcoercionandcollaborationintheirstrategiesofrule c. IdentifyexampleofhowideologysupportedempirebuildinginRome,China,India,and Persia II. AxialAgeempires a. PersianEmpire550-334 BC b. RomanEmpire300-476 CE c. Mauryan Empire268-220 BC d. Chinese i. Qin221-207 BC ii. Han 206-220 BC e. Where? SucceededWhom? Persia HighlandsofIran Assyria/Babylon Rome SevenHillsofRome Etruscan City-State India GangesRiverValley Harappan Civilization QinChina InfertileUplands ZhouChina III. PoliticalTransitions a. Persia:MilitaryProvince i. LandedBureaucraticEmpire ii. Parthian"rumpstate" b. Rome i. ConfederatedKingdom->Republic->Empire c. Asoka: i. WarlordMonarchy->PacifistTheory d. China i. Qin:AbsoluteDespotism-> ii. Han Militarydistrictsdividedintoregionalkingdoms. IV. Militarykingdoms:Tributesandtaxes: a. ConsulsonmilitarycampaignsandRomangovernorsseizedpropertybeforereturningto Rome b. Han required2yearsmilitaryservice+onemonthlaborforthe state annuallyfromevery man c. Mauryan peasantspaid1/4 oftheircrops to Asoka d. PersianroadschanneledtributetothecapitalatPersepolis. e. Tribute:Forcedgiftstoa ruler(like"Protection"money) V. AxialAgeEmpires"buyoff"theirsubjects a. PersianExample: i. 1700 milesofroadsleadingto/fromthecapital ii. CanallinksNileandtheRedSea iii. Forts to protectagainstmountainraiders iv. RebuilttheJewishtempleinJerusalem b. Mauryan Example: i. Sponsoredsettlementofnewterritory ii. Managed irrigation c. ChineseExample: i. TheGreat Wall ofChinaprotectsraidsfrom Steppelands ii. Canalsto connectrivers d. Rome:Thecollaborativeempire i. Treatiestoavoidconquest ii. Oath-takingritualsturnregionalelitesintoRomans iii. MilitaryveteransspreadRomancultureinretirement iv. Most paidtheirtaxesinappreciationforthe PaxRomana:theRomanPeace v. Acceptingoflocalcultureswithinlimits VI. TransitioninStateideologies a. Persia Zoroastrianism AlexandertheGreat's"Hellenism Rome Cultof JupiterandRepublicanism Christianity India Brahamism Buddism China Legalism Confucianism b. RomanState Religion i. Temples ii. Amphitheaters iii. Coliseums iv. But inPalestine:JewsrefusedtomakeoathstoRoman gods v. Christianscarriedthetraditionofstrictmonotheismthroughouttheempire. c. Asoka'spiety i. Asokawas therulerofthe Mauryan Empire ii. AbandonedmilitaryexpansioninfavorofBuddhistmissions iii. Angeredsubjectsbyforbiddingtheirreligiousrituals. iv. Why? 1. DependedonBuddhistclergytorunhisempire 2. A personalconversionaftervisitingthesite oftheBuddha'senlightenment v. Consequence:empiresthatdon'texpanddevourthemselveswithinternalrivalries d. Qinand Han Ideologies i. ShiHuangdiembracedLegalism,destroyedConfuciantextsandkilledConfucian Scholars ii. FirstHan emperorLiuBang mistrustedConfucianismatfirst,butneededConfucian Scholarsto run theempire. iii. Han WudirepudiatedLegalisminfavorofConfucianismaround141BC VII. Consequencesofconquest a. Introducesinequalitiesbetween i. Citizensandsubjects ii. Freepeopleandslaves iii. Civilizationandbarbarism b. Conquestexpandscommercialtradeandideologicaldiffusionby: i. Pioneeringandprotectingtransportationroutes ii. Enforcingcommonlanguagesandlaws iii. Motivatingstatestofindalternativerevenuesourcestosupportexpandingarmies c. InfluenceofIdeology i. Ideologywasadouble-edgedsword,promotingallegiancefromsome,butresistance by others VIII. Review: a. AxialAgeEmpiresembracedideologiestosolveproblemsofintegratingmanypeoplesinto oneempire b. Theybalancedmilitaryforcewithinvestmentsininfrastructure c. Improvementsininfrastructure i. Militarycapacity ii. Diffusedimperialideologiesandcultures iii. Enhancedcommercebydecreasingcostsoftransportationandincreasingsecurityfor travelers


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