BJU World Studies Chapter 4, 4th Edition

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First Dynasty in Chinese History. Ruled for 2,00 years, beginning around 1500 BC
T'ANG: last dynasty to reign in China (7th Century)
dynasty divided into 2 parts; Southern Song & Northern Song; both fell to Mongols. Ruled during a time of strong economic growth
A political system in which Nobles are granted land in exchange for their loyalty, military service and protection of the people who live on the land (like serfs).
A general who ruled Japan in the emperor's name. means "great general"
A Japanese warrior who lived by the code of bushido.
"the way of the warrior" Samurai military code which required the warrior to display loyalty, honor, duty, and courage.
a ritual of suicide associated with warriors in traditional Japan
A religion based in Japan, marked by worship of nature and reverence for ancestors
A Japanese form of Buddhism, which focuses on meditation to reach Enlightenment. It's focus on intense mental concentration enabled samurai to endure hardships of battle.
Also known as Genghis Khan, in 1206 he became the supreme leader over all the Mongal tribes. "Great Ruler." United the Mongol people
Chinggis Khan's written law code
an effective method in which Mongol soldiers fired arrows and flaming objects into the cities for weeks. They also kept food from going into the city until the people were starving. They borrowed rocket technology from the Chinese and fired gunpowder-filled bamboo rockets into the towns.
a tactic used by Genghis Khan where they would pretend to be beaten, left their camps empty and when the towns people came to plunder the camp, the men would attack.
a "divine wind" that protected Japan from Mongol invastion
another grandson of Chinggis, led Mongol forces (known as Tarters in Europe) through Russian defenses into Europe
A combined army of Poles, Czechs, and Germans tried to stop the Mongols. Accounts vary, but the Mongol forces seem to have destroyed this army.
The Mongols supreme god who rulesd all the spirits. Means, "the great god of heaven."
Religious leaders, were believed to be able to speak to spirits and heal the sick. Priests of the Mongol religion.
dynasty established after the overthrow of the Mongols and returned to old traditions (Confucianism, centralized rule); sought to remove all traces of Mongol rule in China
Another name for Timur the Lame; a powerful Mongol ruler; Led his armies into the Middle East (from Turkey to India); was a Muslim; concentrated on collecting treasures taken in battle; DID NOT convert to Christianity
A beautiful tomb built by the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan to honor his wife. It is located in India.
is located NORTH of China