HIS 111
Key Terms to remember while reading the textbook
and studying a unit's material

The Key Terms will be part of the midterm and final exams in the course. You should study these terms using your textbook, but you are also encouraged to use any other sources, such as Wikipedia. A good answer to a test identification of a key term should include answers to these basic questions: who, what, where, when and why important. It is especially important to focus on why the key term is important. Check out some examples.

Unit 1 Introduction
  • history
Unit 2 Pre-History
  • Paleolithic and Neolithic eras
Unit 3 Ancient Near East
  • Mesopotamia
  • Hammurabi
  • pharaoh
Unit 4 Classical Mediterranean
  • Plato
  • Cyrus
  • Pax Romana
Unit 5 Classical South Asia
  • Harappa
  • Gautama Buddha
  • Asoka (Ashoka)
Unit 6 Classical China
  • Zhou (Chou) dynasty
  • Wu Zetian
  • Confucius
  • The Silk Road
Unit 7 Islam
  • Abbasid
  • Khalifa (caliph)
  • Qur'an (Koran)
Unit 8 Russia
  • Justinian
  • Theodora
  • Vladimir
  • Rus'
Unit 9 Mesoamerica
  • Maya
  • Inka (Inca)
  • Montezuma II
Unit 10 Charlemagne and the European Middle Ages
  • Chivalry
  • Feudalism
  • Charlemagne
  • Joan of Arc
Unit 11 Mongols
  • Ghengis Khan (Chinggis Khan)
  • Delhi sultanate
Unit 12 African Society
  • Great Zimbabwe
  • Mansa Musa
  • Swahili
Unit 13 Japan
  • Shogunate
  • Yamato regime (clan)
  • Bushido
Unit 14 Renaissance and Reformation
  • Renaissance
  • Humanism
  • Martin Luther
Unit 15 Explorations
  • Prince Henry the Navigator
  • Conquistador
  • Hernán Cortés
Unit 16 The World in 1500
  • civilization

 

 

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