Key Terms for the Midterm Exam

Format of your Exams

Part I

Timeline (10 %)

Part II

Identify and State the Significance of the Key terms (40 %)

How to do this:

Say Who, What, When and Where (2 points)

Say Why it was important in the historical context (2 points)

Why: involves lateral thinking.  Better “why” responses will reference other key terms in the answer and will identify causes (before) and effects (after) the term.

The readings will help to provide context and will give you needed background material for the essay.

Part III

Essay (50%)

The essay question for both your midterm and your final is the following: Write a 300 word essay that discusses two of the buildings we have talked about in this part of the semester. You will examine them from one angle—economic, religious, artistic, political, or social. You will argue for similarity or difference in the history surrounding the buildings.

Key Terms for Western Civilization

You are responsible for these terms. They will come up in class, are in your textbook and readings, and will be on the exams.  While this website does address some of the material below, it is intentionally incomplete. It must be supplemented by reading the textbook.

Terms for the Midterm on March 10

Architectural Spaces:

The Agora, The Library, St. Peter’s Basilica, Templo Mayor

Greece

Ancient Greece

Minoan Civilization/ Crete

Myceneans/ Mycenae

Dark Ages

Phoenician Alphabet

Homer

City States

Polis

Agora

Colonization

Phalanx

Classical Greece

Democracy

Imperialism

General Pericles / Periclean Athens

Pythagorus

Ecclesia

Sophists

Socrates – The Symposium, The Phaedrus – dialectics

Plato

Aristotle

Rome

Mystery Religions–Mythraism

Jews–Sadducees, Pharisees, Eseenes, Zealotes

Rise of Christianity

Jesus – Historical Jesus vs. Spiritual Jesus

St. Paul

Agape

Constantine

The Council of Nicea

Rise of Islam

Arabian Penninsula

Bedouin Tribes

Semitic

Muhammad 570 – 632

Qur’an

Islam — the name of the religion

Muslim(s)–the name of the believers

Five Pillars of Islam

Mecca vs. Medina vs. Damascus

Hegira (Yr. 1)

Shar’ia Law

Caliph – caliphate

Abu Bakr – First Caliph

Shi’ites – Mohammad’s son-in-law as true rulers (Ali)

Sunnites – Umayyads were true rulers

Umayyad Dynasty

Iberian Penninsula

Spain – 8th Century – Al-Andulus

Cordoba

Abbasid Dynasty

Baghdad

Harun al-Rashid

al-Ma’mun

Egypt — Fatimid family – caliphate in 973

Interactive Map:

http://wadsworth.com/history_d/templates/student_resources/0534646026_spielvogel/interactive_maps/Map7_7.html

Medieval Europe

The Crusades

Reconquista

The Black Death

The Reformation

Erasmus

Martin Luther

Relics / Indulgences / Pilgrimage / Heresy

The Indulgence Controversy

St. Peter’s Basilica

English Reformation

King Henry VIII (1509 – 1547)

Act of Supremacy

Treason Act

Bloody Mary

Queen Elisabeth

Scientific Revolution

Ptolemy

Copernicus

Kepler

Galileo

Newton

Bacon

Encounter

Indigenous Empires

Mayans

Aztecs

Templo Mayor

Incas

European Explorers

Columbus

Cortés

John Cabot

Pedro Cabral

Treaty of Tordesillas

Spanish policies

Repartimiento

Encomienda

Laws of Burgos (1512); Bartholomew de las Casas –

New Laws for the Treatment of Indians (1542)

Dutch, French, English

“effectively occupied”

Tropical agriculture

The Sugar Revolution

The Atlantic Slave Trade

coffles

barracoons

Middle passage

Oloudah Equiano

Institutionalized Racism

Castas Paintings

The Enlightenment

Descartes

Rationalism/ Empiricism

 

Architectural Spaces:

The Agora, The Library, St. Peter’s Basilica, Templo Mayor

Greece

Ancient Greece

Minoan Civilization/ Crete

Myceneans/ Mycenae

Dark Ages

Phoenician Alphabet

Homer

City States

Polis

Agora

Colonization

Phalanx

Classical Greece

Democracy

Imperialism

General Pericles / Periclean Athens

Pythagorus

Ecclesia

Sophists

Socrates – The Symposium, The Phaedrus – dialectics

Plato

Aristotle

Rome

Mystery Religions–Mythraism

Jews–Sadducees, Pharisees, Eseenes, Zealotes

Rise of Christianity

Jesus – Historical Jesus vs. Spiritual Jesus

St. Paul

Agape

Constantine

The Council of Nicea

Rise of Islam

Arabian Penninsula

Bedouin Tribes

Semitic

Muhammad 570 – 632

Qur’an

The Black Stone

Islam — the name of the religion

Muslim(s)–the name of the believers

Five Pillars of Islam

Mecca vs. Medina vs. Damascus

Hegira (Yr. 1)

Shar’ia Law

Caliph – caliphate

Abu Bakr – First Caliph

Shi’ites – Mohammad’s son-in-law as true rulers (Ali)

Sunnites – Umayyads were true rulers

Umayyad Dynasty

Iberian Penninsula

Spain – 8th Century – Al-Andulus

Cordoba

Abbasid Dynasty

Baghdad

Harun al-Rashid

al-Ma’mun

– zero

– algebra

-astrolabe

-astronomy

-medicine

Egypt — Fatimid family – caliphate in 973

Interactive Map:

http://wadsworth.com/history_d/templates/student_resources/0534646026_spielvogel/interactive_maps/Map7_7.html

Medieval Europe

The Crusades

Reconquista

The Black Death

The Reformation

Erasmus

Martin Luther

Relics / Indulgences / Pilgrimage / Heresy

The Indulgence Controversy

St. Peter’s Basilica

English Reformation

King Henry VIII (1509 – 1547)

Act of Supremacy

Treason Act

Bloody Mary

Queen Elisabeth

Scientific Revolution

Ptolemy

Copernicus

Kepler

Galileo

Newton

Bacon

Encounter

Mayans

Aztecs

Templo Mayor

Incas

European Explorers

Columbus

Cortés

John Cabot

Pedro Cabral

Treaty of Tordesillas

Demographic Catastrophe

Repartimiento

encomienda

Spanish policies

Laws of Burgos (1512); Bartholomew de las Casas –

New Laws for the Treatment of Indians (1542)

Dutch, French, English

“effectively occupied”

Tropical agriculture

The Sugar Revolution

The Atlantic Slave Trade

coffles

barracoons

Middle passage

Institutionalized Racism

Castas Paintings

The Enlightenment

Descartes

Architectural Spaces:

The Agora, The Library, St. Peter’s Basilica, Templo Mayor

Greece

Ancient Greece

Minoan Civilization/ Crete

Myceneans/ Mycenae

Dark Ages

Phoenician Alphabet

Homer

City States

Polis

Agora

Colonization

Phalanx

Classical Greece

Democracy

Imperialism

General Pericles / Periclean Athens

Pythagorus

Ecclesia

Sophists

Socrates – The Symposium, The Phaedrus – dialectics

Plato

Aristotle

Rome

Mystery Religions–Mythraism

Jews–Sadducees, Pharisees, Eseenes, Zealotes

Rise of Christianity

Jesus – Historical Jesus vs. Spiritual Jesus

St. Paul

Agape

Constantine

The Council of Nicea

Rise of Islam

Arabian Penninsula

Bedouin Tribes

Semitic

Muhammad 570 – 632

Qur’an

The Black Stone

Islam — the name of the religion

Muslim(s)–the name of the believers

Five Pillars of Islam

Mecca vs. Medina vs. Damascus

Hegira (Yr. 1)

Shar’ia Law

Caliph – caliphate

Abu Bakr – First Caliph

Shi’ites – Mohammad’s son-in-law as true rulers (Ali)

Sunnites – Umayyads were true rulers

Umayyad Dynasty

Iberian Penninsula

Spain – 8th Century – Al-Andulus

Cordoba

Abbasid Dynasty

Baghdad

Harun al-Rashid

al-Ma’mun

– zero

– algebra

-astrolabe

-astronomy

-medicine

Egypt — Fatimid family – caliphate in 973

Interactive Map:

http://wadsworth.com/history_d/templates/student_resources/0534646026_spielvogel/interactive_maps/Map7_7.html

Medieval Europe

The Crusades

Reconquista

The Black Death

The Reformation

Erasmus

Martin Luther

Relics / Indulgences / Pilgrimage / Heresy

The Indulgence Controversy

St. Peter’s Basilica

English Reformation

King Henry VIII (1509 – 1547)

Act of Supremacy

Treason Act

Bloody Mary

Queen Elisabeth

Scientific Revolution

Ptolemy

Copernicus

Kepler

Galileo

Newton

Bacon

Encounter

Mayans

Aztecs

Templo Mayor

Incas

European Explorers

Columbus

Cortés

John Cabot

Pedro Cabral

Treaty of Tordesillas

Demographic Catastrophe

Repartimiento

encomienda

Spanish policies

Laws of Burgos (1512); Bartholomew de las Casas –

New Laws for the Treatment of Indians (1542)

Dutch, French, English

“effectively occupied”

Tropical agriculture

The Sugar Revolution

The Atlantic Slave Trade

coffles

barracoons

Middle passage

Institutionalized Racism

Castas Paintings

The Enlightenment

Descartes

Rationalism/ Empiricism

Rationalism/ Empiricism

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s