World History, Ancient
World History, Ancient HIST 170
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World History Ancient1500 May 2011 Final Exam Study Guide Dr Everett HIST 170005 TR 1230 PM will take place on Monday May 9 from 410610 PM On the exam you will be given three lecture essay topics ofwhich you will choose two to answer during the exam period in a well written thoughtful complete essay using information drawn from lectures andor inclass media presentations 50 points each 100 points possible Note that each topic will require you to incorporate material from several lectures The essay topics will be selected for the exam from among these possibilities 0 Discuss the various forces that brought an end to the Roman empire by the 500s AD Describe the evolution of Christianity from its origins through the late 300s AD and how its interaction with the empire affected both institutions Also what role did various outside groups in the Middle East and Europe play in the transformation of Roman control especially in the western empire 0 Discuss the rapid rise of Islamic civilization from its Arabian origins through its flourishing under the Umayyad and Abbasid dynasties What attitudes characterized its expansion especially in regards to the dhimmis How did the expansion of Islamic civilization transform life in southwestern Europe India and subSaharan Africa What cultural consequences resulted from this expansion 0 Discuss Chinese civilization from the Qin through the Yuan dynasties providing speci c examples of important individuals and politicaleconomictechnological developments from each What caused each dynasty to come to power and what ultimately caused its demise How did Chinese civilization interact with outside groups What institutions survived the rise and fall of many dynasties 0 Discuss the political and social institutions that were prominent in medieval Europe from the 500s through the 1000s What examples of both political and religious unity and division developed during these years What agricultural and educational institutions emerged during this time How were the early Middle Ages a reaction against the urban nature of the Roman empire 0 Discuss Catholic Christianity s attempt to redirect political and military tension in the Middle Ages through religious violence What campaigns did it support against Muslimheld lands in the Middle East and southwestern Europe How did this religious violence involve the Byzantine empire leading to its downfall How did the church attempt to stamp out heresy in Europe at the same time 0 Discuss the transitional times of the 1300s and 1400s in Europe Identify and explain six speci c challenges to medieval institutions that had dominated there for centuries Explain using specific examples how political cultural and philosophical changes usually termed the Renaissance started to reform Europe and provide a foundation upon which the modern world would be built
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