The widespread prosperity of the Tang/Song era was made possible through innovations and socioeconomic developments such as canal building, Chinese junks, deposit shops and flying money. The Grand Canal allowed for the movement of people and goods between from west to east, while the junks allowed the Chinese sailors and merchants to become a dominant force in Asian seas. The use of deposit shops and flying money allowed for the safer travels of the merchants at this time. 5. Explain the main social effects of these
Ancient Chinese chariots could go up to an estimated 35 to 40 mph. This meant that China could economically grow fast. The Ancient Chinese chariot was important because it was a major advancement from Camels and Cavalry. It helped people travel in greater quantities and with greater speeds.
For example, the tobacco seed brought in extreme wealth and without Columbus’ exploration, the plant may have never been cultivated. The new world also provided vast land to populate, which helped to increase their culture’s size, which lead to a more advanced society because they had more people learning and working. Columbus’ travels provided educational and economic opportunities that bettered Europe and advance their society. Because of the improvements Columbus’ journey provided to European society, he is worthy of a celebratory
to 1450 C.E also transformed the values primary religions like Buddhism and Christianity. For example, both Christianity and Buddhism became far more materialistic. Due to the trading and popularity of fine materials such as silk on the Silk Road, silk covers and wall hangings became commonplace in the previously more modest Christian faith. Also, due to the rapid spread of ideas via the Silk Road, Christians began to incorporate more Roman thought and Greek philosophy into their faith. Both of these changes have held true until current day.
Because India was the middleman of the path, the Gupta Empire traded with both sides of the path to richen the economy of the Gupta Empire. Similarly, Pericles and Chandragupta II prospered their economies by trading, which contributed to the Golden Ages of Athens and the Gupta Empire. Both Golden Ages contributed a vast knowledge of unique culture. In Athens, Hippocrates, a physician, discovered to study the body as one working machine instead of individual working parts and Sophocles, a playwright, introduced different genres of plays and added a third person to each play. Likewise, the Gupta Empire classified over 1000 different diseases and had traveling troupes of actors to perform plays.
Alexander the Great was the ruler of Greece 356-323 B.C.E. His lifelong dream was to expand Greece with him as the ruler, and that is exactly what he did. As Alexander made his journey across Europe and Asia he conquered Greece, India, Italy and China as well. One positive aspect of his conquering was that he respected other countries cultures and life. So instead of destroying the beauties of each country, he allowed them to live freely and celebrate their religions and beliefs freely.
One of the most important achievements being their intelligent construction of a road system. Due to this massive construction, it changed the Persian Empire's economy greatly. The Persian Empire graduated to using coins as currency and a system of weights and measurements. They also went from being a barter economy, trading goods for other goods, to a money economy, trading coins for goods and services. The road system also helped with imperial bureaucracy.
By using natural elements, the Greeks were able to construct an area made for acoustics that would be able to reach everyone in the audience. This ingenious creation was then perfected by the Romans as they introduced more aspects to the theatre like the Scaenae Frons and Velas. The Romans decided to take a more complex approach than that of the Greeks and because of this new features were born. By by building off what the Greeks started it was possible for Vitruvius and other architects to enhance the properties of the theatre, use concrete to connect all aspects of the building and to allow for the best experience to be had by their
Both governments determined that the best tactic for protection was conquering, and they rapidly expanded their empires to prevent the possibility of attacks with the assistance of “barbarians”. This was all possible due to their strong militaries as well as their strong system of government taking the lead. Those that were conquered enjoyed the culture of the empire and mainly adapted, as this was easier to join the larger force than it was to oppose it. This expansion paved the way for the development of roads to connect towns together, which then developed on an international level and allowed for cultures and goods to become easily traded. Many “administration bases” or capital cities shared similar aspects such as public areas and
Rome and Greece had many influential impacts on the Meditation Sea, such as, impacts on society, and many other things such as trade. In Roman Society the people were divided into groups known plebeians and Patricians. .Rome used the Mediterranean Sea to trade goods to other countries. Another reason was the fact that the Mediterranean Sea was one of the main trade links used between all the different continents and regions surrounding the Roman Empire. People of the Roman Empire used it because it was a lot faster to transport good and a lot safer than land transportation.
The Mountains, the River, the Seas, and all the other geographic feature that have impacted China and Greece helped shape their economy. China was greatly influenced by The Yellow River and The Himalaya Mountains, they both had positive and negative influences on China. Greece was also influenced by the Mountains, but they were also influenced by the Seas. The most important Sea that impacted them was the Mediterranean Sea. It helped the greeks get the resources they needed and helped them spread their culture.
the Peloponnesian Wars ended. In 342 BC. Aristotle, who was a philosopher, scientist, and mathematician, begins to tutor Alexander, soon to be Alexander the Great. In the year 336 BC. Alexander the Great becomes king, and three years later the he defeats the Persians.
One of the greatest conquistadors in history was Alexander III of Macedon, also known as Alexander the Great. Behind his accomplishments of taking down the dominant Persia and the mighty Egypt, stands a leader who is confident, driven, a risk taker, a great communicator, and is both tactically and technically proficient. Alexander the Great is a prime example of the army’s definition of an adaptive leader. The young conqueror began his path to becoming a leader when he took over his father’s kingdom at the age of sixteen.
Alexander III, posthumously revered as Alexander the Great, son of Philip II of Macedonia and archaic military genius and conqueror, uncovered a city west of the Nile River in Egypt; he called his newly taken territory Alexandria, in honor of himself and historic legacy. Alexander reigned as the ferocious and emphatic pharaoh of ancient Egypt until his suspicious death, in 323 B.C., which remains one of the greatest mysteries in history. Before his death and world-changing conquests, Alexander was a commander in the Macedonian military and played a crucial role in Macedonia’s victory over the Greeks. The Grecian way of life, particularly the Hellenistic period, influenced Alexander deeply and he sought to Grecian-ize all the lands he’d soon