Mansa Musa (1312 – 1332) – what good did he do?- He donated a large amount of gold to people less fortunate them him.
1430 - 1760
Where was it?- What is now today Zimbabwe.
Who took it over?- The Portuguese.
1440 - 1897
What is an Oba? A Yourban king.
Significance of Portuguese trade in Benin’s port at Gwatto: This marked the beginning of several centuries of European interference in Africa.
1468 - 1592
Where were these people?- East of the Mali empire. Their territory reached the bend in the Niger River.
Notable leaders and why they are important.
Sunni Ali: built a large empire through military conquest
Askia Muhammed: created an efficient tax system, and appointed ministers to overview specific jobs.
202 BC - 220 AD
Ruled over 400 years, centralized GOV't, provinces.
Civil Service System- Gov't jobs that are achieved by passing a test
Fall of Han- collapsed into 3 different kingdoms because of social, political, and economical unrest
30 local Dynasties
200 AD - 589 AD
not one major, single overlord of China
581 - 618
Greatest accomplishment- completed grand canal.
618 - 907
1.Hiring- Hired scholar officials through civil service
2.Fall of Tang- risong Tax caused rebellions. Muslim armies capitalize and destroy them. Finally rebels kill the last emperor.
960 - 1279
Location- Southern China
Most important inventions- movable type and gunpowder
Levels of society- gentry(scholar officials)
Urban Middle Class(Merchants, shopkeepers
Urban Lower class( Laboreres)
1206 - 1370
Pax Mongolica (1200s – 1300s) Mongol peace from mid 1200-mid 1300. Allowed trade during the period.