Chadragupta gathered an army, killed the unpopular nada king
They disrupted India society , but introduced new languages and customs
In northern and Central India regional kings challenged the imperial government
At first he followed in Chandragupta foot steps, waging war to expand his empire
Ruled for 32 years, then grandson Asoka brought the mauryan empire
United north India politically for The first time
His empire included Magadha and the area North, with his power based along the Ganges rivers.
He expanded the empire through a 40 year old conquest, he had a war like side.
He engaged profitable trade through the Mediteranean sea, strengthen peaceful means
New invaders threatened Northern India, these fierce invaders were the Huns.
Gupta empire broke into small kingdoms. many were over run by Huns or Central Asia Nomads
he won con control of Florence's government
Christiann scholars fled to Rome with Greek with Greek manuscripts
Known as Lorenzo the magnificent, yet he was a dictator.
the book is called The Courtier