The primary difference in the political organization of both East and West African from 1000-1500 CE comes in the form of government. While all sub-Saharan Africa utilized kin-based groups, West Africa was structured more around kingdoms, and East Africa structured around city-states. Some West African kingdoms had a strong centralized government, such as the Kingdom of Kongo. The government included a king, who controlled military, judicial, and financial affairs, with the help of his officials. When the emergence of formal states came about, the strong kin-based societies of the West survived for centuries later.
They were able to control the lives of the women in their families but yet the women still required the protection and control of men (Strayer, p. 59). Patriarchal societies occurred in quite a few of the early civilizations. One for example is the South Asian civilization. Women of India were prohibited from attending public
Christianity and Buddhism see eye to eye in their origins and ideas, but the beliefs of these two religions are what separated them. Siddhartha Gautama, also known as Buddha, was the founder of Buddhism, while Jesus Christ was the founder of Christianity. Both were teachers of love and compassion for moral life, something that was challenging compared to the values of their time. When comparing their lessons, you find what seems like reworded copies. “Treat others the same way you want them to treat you” and “You shall love your neighbor, as yourself” was the words of Christ, while “Consider others as yourself” were the words of Buddha.
THE BIRTH OF THE DIVINITIES The Africans believe that the spiritual world is the place of many spiritual beings who were created by God to perform specific functions. The African believes that these spirit did not come into existence on their own accord (Opoku, 1978; Mbiti, 1969; Ekeke and Ekeopara, 2010). According to Mbiti (1969), the spiritual world is a unit of the physical and they are interwoven into each other to the extent that it is difficult to draw clear distinction between the two. He highlighted that “the spirits in general belong to the ontological mode of existence between God and man.”
Women, like black slaves, still could not vote as well as legally be beaten by their overlord. The newly established market economy was the main cause for separating the sex into extremely distinct economic roles. Women were being view as physically and emotionally weaker compared to men but also considered
For example, the Commandant, and many other European colonists, fell in love with African women and the African men were at a disadvantage. Generally, African women would choose to marry the white man because of the probable wealth and fortune that she could receive. These African women were sometimes able to have control over trade and French involvement in it, when their French husband died (HIST 130, 2/7/18). Another Métis relationship shown in the book is that between Wangrin and Madame Terreau. Madame Terreau is an example of a European settler that came to Africa to make a life for herself because of the poor quality of life she lived in Europe.
In the colonies marriage was a bit different than those in England. White women were reserved the same rights as free black women during this time. The legal presence of women did not exist while married. Men controlled everything by law. Women were under the man 's protection and controlled all the finances even if they belonged to the women.
Women in Sparta took care of most things they kept order between the slaves. Women had their kids helping out the shop when they were old enough. The men in Athens thought that women having any type of power was wrong and they blamed the fall of Sparta on women. Women were not the cause of Sparta's fall but they did have a big impact on other city-states. Historians do know that Spartan women were known for their natural beauty, and that they were forbidden from wearing any kind of makeup or enhancements.
T In Latin America the political situation is different from other parts of the world due to natural resources, size, and lack of consistent government. It is traditional for the woman to be the natural back bone of every family but the women in Latin America did not have a lot of rights. They did have a role but, they didn 't have a lot of respect from the people in the community. I think most women faced the same problems but, they had advantages because they had commonalities of what they knew such as to make things like clothes, help out in family farms and they helped create children of course. One of the best people I can use for an example is Eva Peron who did in fact have several advantages over men.
In most of the societies and religions we have talked about, we learn about the role women played in them. Some give more independence to women than others and others give them no role. I found it interesting in the Christian faith that during the Middle Ages, the Virgin Mary was the most popular saint but in most Christian sects women aren’t allowed to be priests, bishops, or deacons. In Islam, Arab women enjoyed rights not accorded to women in other lands, they could legally inherit property, divorce husbands, and engage in business ventures. They were portrayed as human beings equal to men in front of Allah.
Western imperialism dominated in many places such as Africa, Asia, and the Americas which all lacked industrialization, whereas the Europeans had already industrialized. The Europeans and Americans dominated their subjects who were used to produce many resources the colonial rulers needed. There were many social, economic, and political benefits and hardships created by colonization and decolonization. First, imperialism in the Americas, Africa, and Asia resulted in a few social benefits. An example of this was in India.
Review Question #1 The Ancient Egyptian culture dates all the way back to 5500 BCE to the time where there were pharos that ruled the lands. Ancient Egypt is one of the very first recorded civilizations with a very distinct way of life. They have traditions that have been passed down and influenced other cultures around the world. The earliest records of Ancient Mesopotamia culture dates back to around 3100 BCE. Mesopotamia had four different empires that was included in it.
Throughout the span of mankind's history, Ancient Egypt and Ancient China was two of the oldest and most convoluted civilizations. In worldwide history, Ancient Egypt and Ancient China differs in most factors such as social, economic, and political which shaped their developments. These distinctions decide their positioning in headway all throughout world history. Ancient China evolutionized more than Ancient Egypt, and it’'s discoveries had an essential impact on how the world functions from the past till today.
2.1.3 Journal: Write Your Own Big-Picture Narrative Journal World History Sem 1 (S3061478) Elijah Romero Points possible: 10 Date: ____________ In this journal activity, you will write your own version of history for the period between 8000 and 600 BCE by answering the questions below. In your responses, use your own words and be as clear as possible. You will be graded primarily on the completeness and clarity of your writing.