Period 3 Map Assignment Middle East

Unit 3 600-1450 Map Assignment

Unit 3 is all about the interconnection of cultures through trade and communication which led to major developments in the
form state building and various examples of cultural diffusion.  To reflect this in your world map you will be required to:
·    Find and label a specific list of cities/cultural centers (the list is shown on the back of this paper).  
·    You will also be required to demonstrate the expanse of various empires that emerged during this period in history. The empires often had overlaps so it will require that you shade them differently (using different colors) and label the map in such a way that it is clear which empire ruled at what time [Example: if shading the region that was the largest reach of the Roman empire you could label the color used in a key as “Roman Empire by 180 CE” and indicate a different color for that of the Persian Empire, Alexandrian Empire and Phoenician Empire]  For the purpose of clarity and neatness, sketch the outline of the empire and use a dashed line to indicate the empire borders (you should also shade lightly). This time an effort was made to only have partial overlaps, however if you label beyond what is required/shade beyond what is required that is great
- Label key geographic reference points such as the oceans and major seas
You may label things beyond the list of required labels, but be careful to not label the names of countries or cities which do not emerge until much later time periods.  Some of the listed locations have a modern country in parenthesis to help you identify which city is being sought, as some have been duplicated in other  regions (Example: Alexandria –Alexander the Great was an egomaniac that loved to name things after himself so he often renamed cities in his empire Alexandria)

 Your Unit 3 Map will be due December 6th.   Please do not be late, as you have had plenty of notice for the creation and completion of this map

Student Sample 2012-2013

Required
Cities/Cultural Centers:

 ·       Rome
 ·       Constantinople
 ·       Cairo
 ·       Damascus
 ·       Mecca
 ·       Baghdad
 ·       Hormuz
 ·       Mogadishu
 ·       Sarai
 ·       Delhi
 ·       Calicut
 ·       Tamluk
 ·       Turfan
 ·       Dunhuang
 ·       Karakorum
 ·       Malacca
 ·       Guangzhou
 ·       Hakata
 ·       Beijing
 ·       Hangzhou
 ·       Tangier
 ·       Cordoba
 ·       Tours
 ·       Angkor
 ·       Macao
 ·       Edo
 ·       Brunei
 ·       Bandung
 ·       Timbuktu
 ·       Great Zimbabwe
 ·       Zanzibar
 ·       Mbanza
 ·       Kiev
 ·       Novgorod
 ·       York (England)
 ·       Dublin
 ·       Reykjavik
 ·       Cuzco
 ·       Tenochtitlan
 ·       Chichen Itza
 ·       La Playa

 Required Civilizations/Empires: 
·      Song Empire (sometimes found as Sung)
 ·      Entire Mongol Empire 1206-1279
 ·      Byzantine Empire by 644
 ·      Mali Empire
 ·      Songhai Empire 
 ·       Holy Roman Empire 936-1250
 ·       Timur Empire 1405
 ·       Aztec Empire 
 -       Incan  Empire

Contents

Introduction

World
Europe
Middle East
Africa
Medieval India
Imperial China and her neighbours
South East Asia
Oceania
Pre-Columbian America

Lesson Idea

Introduction

This page contains links to useful maps and articles within the Timemap of World History for AP World History, Period 3 (600 CE to 1450 CE): the Medieval era.

Please note: the date labels in the Timemap of World History are currently in the older notation of BC and AD rather than BCE and CE; the Timemap was originally created in the UK where the newer notation is not in general use. Also, the maps in the Timemap of World History do not quite conform to the AP periodisation; however, they are sufficiently close to them for teachers to use them effectively with only slight adjustment.

World

Maps:

For a global perspective on this period, see:
World maps for 500 CE – 750 – 979 – 1215 – 1453

Article:

Most articles are listed under the different Big regions of the world (below), but this one just doesn’t fit:

The Mongol Empire

A short historical survey of the vast Mongol empire, which came to cover much of the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Tibet, China, Korea, and parts of South East Asia.

 

Europe

Maps:

For a birds-eye view of European medieval history, see:

Europe 500 CE – 750 – 979 – 1215 – 1453

The above maps give access to the following individual countries of Europe:

Italy 500 CE – 750 – 979 – 1215 – 1453 (a country fragmented into many states but a fertile nursery for the Italian Renaissance)

Spain and Portugal 500 CE – 750 – 979 – 1215 – 1453 (notable for the rise and decline of Muslim Spain)

France 500 CE – 750 – 979 – 1215 – 1453 (the quintessentially feudal state)

Britain 500 CE – 750 – 979 – 1215 – 1453 (the land which gave birth to Magna Carta and Parliament)

Russia 750 – 979 – 1215 – 1453 (for the foundations of the largest state on earth)

Germany 979 – 1215 – 1453  (notable for the presence of that oddity, the Holy Roman Empire)

Eastern central Europe 979 – 1215 – 1453 (the border lands of Christendom)

Greece 500 CE – 750 – 979 – 1215 – 1453 (interesting for the ups and downs – and long-term decline – of the Byzantine empire)

Scandinavia 750 – 979 – 1215 – 1453 (the homelands of the Vikings, later tamed by Christendom)

Articles:

Medieval Europe

This articles offers a general survey of medieval European society and culture.

For more detail, look at:
Medieval Europe: Church History

Medieval Europe: The Feudal System

Medieval Europe: Economic History

Medieval Europe: Government, Politics and War

 

The Middle East

Maps:

For a broad perspective on the Middle East in this period, especially noteworthy for the rise and decline of the Muslim Caliphate:

Middle East 500 CE – 750 – 979 – 1215 – 1453

Follow the links in these maps to the individual countries for more detail:

Turkey 500 CE – 750 – 979 – 1215 – 1453  (for the clash between Byzantium and Islam)

Syria 500 CE – 750 – 979 – 1215 – 1453 (the setting for the Crusader states)

Iraq 500 CE – 750 – 979 – 1215 – 1453 (a period of decline, punctuated by glorious episodes)

Iran 500 CE – 750 – 979 – 1215 – 1453 (probably the greatest centre of medieval Islamic civlization)

Egypt 500 CE – 750 – 979 – 1215 – 1453 (the centre of economic gravity in the Muslim world), and

Arabia 500 CE – 750 – 979 – 1215 – 1453 (the homeland of the Arabs and of Islam)

Articles:

The Islamic Caliphate

A short historical survey of the Islamic Caliphate from its inception, in the 7th century, through to the death of the last caliph at the hands of the Mongols in the 13th century.

 

Africa

Maps:

Medieval African history is notable for the growth of the trans-Saharan trade and of West African kingdoms:

Africa 500 CE – 750 – 979 – 1215 – 1453

Articles:

African kingdoms

Focusses on the medieval West African kingdoms of Ghana, Mali and Songhay.

 

Medieval India

Maps:

For the period of Indian history from the Gupta to the Delhi Sultanate, see:

India and South Asia 500 CE – 750 – 979 – 1215 – 1453

Articles:

Medieval India

After a short historical survey covering the period from the end of the Gupta empire through to the end of the Delhi Sultanate, this article looks at the society and economy of medieval India, its religions, languages and literature, and art and architecture.

The Deccan Empires

Surveys the series of great states which emerged in the Deccan plateau of central India in ancient and medieval times. After an historical overview, it covers government, religion, art, literature and economy.

Rajput India

A short introduction of who the Rajputs were, and their role in Indian history.

The Delhi Sultanate

A brief historical survey of the rise and fall of the Delhi Sultanate, India’s first major Muslim dynasty – and surely one of the most overlooked great states in world history.

 

East Asia: Imperial China and neighbours

Maps:

For the middle dynasties of imperial China, see:

China 500 CE – 750 – 979 – 1215 – 1453

For more detail on neighbouring countries, when both came to embrace many elements of Chinese civilization but then take their own directions, see:

Japan (of the Tokugawa period) 500 CE – 750 – 979 – 1215 – 1453

Korea (of the Koreo and Choson dynasties) 500 CE – 750 – 979 – 1215 – 1453

For a broader perspective on East Asia, showing the interactions between the major areas, see:

East Asia 500 CE – 750 – 979 – 1215 – 1453

Articles:

Divided China

Looks at the period of division and weakness between the end of the Han dynasty and the rise of the Sui dynasty (220 CE to 589 CE).

Sui dynasty China

Looks at the brief but very important period in power of the Sui dynasty, which reunited China after almost 400 years of division.

Tang dynasty China

Looks at one of the most glorious periods in China’s long history, under the Tang dynasty.

Song dynasty China

Looks at the Song period, one of the most dynamic periods in China’s history, a time of economic and technological progress.

Japanese civiliation

After a brief history of Japan, this article surveys pre-modern Japanese government, society, economy, beliefs, literature, art and architecture.

 

South East Asia

Maps:

This period sees the emergence of international maritime trade routes, spawning powerful kingdoms and empires:

SE Asia 500 CE – 750 – 979 – 1215 – 1453

 

Oceania

Maps:

For Oceania, the AP course requires a complete review of its earlier history, so:

Oceania 3500 BCE – 2500 BCE – 1500 BCE – 1000 BCE – 500 BCE – 200 BCE – 30 BCE – 200 CE – 500 CE – 750 – 979 – 1215 – 1453

 

Pre-Columbian America

Maps:

For the Andean civilizations from its beginnings through to the rise of the Inca empire:

Peru: 1500 BCE – 1000 BCE – 500 BCE – 200 BCE – 30 BCE – 200 CE – 500 CE – 750 – 979 – 1215 – 1453

For the broader context of Andean civilization, see:

South America 3500 BCE – 2500 BCE – 1500 BCE – 1000 BCE – 500 BCE – 200 BCE – 30 BCE – 200 CE – 500 CE – 750 – 979 – 1215 – 1453

For Mesoamerica, including Teotihuacan, the rise and decline of the Mayan civilization, and the rise of the Aztec state, see:

Mexico and Central America 3500 BCE – 2500 BCE – 1500 BCE – 1000 BCE – 500 BCE – 200 BCE – 30 BCE – 200 CE – 500 CE – 750 – 979 – 1215 – 1453

For the native American cultures of North America, see:

North America 3500 BCE – 2500 BCE – 1500 BCE – 1000 BCE – 500 BCE – 200 BCE – 30 BCE – 200 CE – 500 CE – 750 – 979 – 1215 – 1453

Articles:

Pre-Columbian Civilizations

A short summary of the civilizations in South and Central America before the Europeans arrived. Includes coverage of the Chavin, Moche, Wari, Tiwanaku, Chimor and Inca in South America, and Olmec, Zatopec, Maya, Teotihuacan, Toltec and Aztec in Central America.

Mayan civilization

A more in-depth look at the Mayan civilization of Central America.

 

Lesson Idea

The Medieval Era of World History

 

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