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CH. 2 World History
FERTILE CRESCENT Your Name The name given by scholars to an arc of rich farmland in South west Asia in the midst of a dry region
CITY-STATE Your Name A city and its surrounding lands that functioned much like an independent country
POLYTHEISM Your Name The Belief in more than one god
EMPIRE Your Name A collection of several peoples,nations, or once-independent states brought together under one ruler
PHAROAH Your Name An Egyptian god-king who was as splendid as the gods of the heavens
HIEROGLYPHS Your Name An Egyptian system of writing that used pictures to represent sounds as well as ideas
HARAPPAN Your Name A name for the Indus Valley civilization that refers to one of the planned cities of that civilization.
MANDATE OF HEAVEN Your Name The belief that just one Chinese ruler had divine approval, which was central to the Chinese view of government
MESOPOTAMIA Your Name The land framed by the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, where the Sumerians built large irrigation systems
DYNASTY Your Name A series of rulers from a single family
HAMMURABI Your Name The ruler of the Babylonian empire from B.C. who est. a uniform code of laws.
DELTA Your Name A broad, marshy, triangular area of land formed by deposits of silt at the mouth of a river.
THEOCRACY Your Name A government in which rule is based on religious authority
PYRAMIDS Your Name The immense structure that was a resting place for Egyptian kings after death
FEUDALISM Your Name A system in which a king lets nobles use his land in return for military service and protection of the people
PAPYRUS Your Name A paper-like sheet for writing made by Egyptians out of marsh reeds
SUBCONTINENT Your Name The landmass that includes India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, tall mountains separate it from the rest of Asia
MONSOON Your Name A seasonal wind in Asia
LOESS Your Name Fertile soil blown from the deserts into rivers that deposit it as silt when they overflow their banks
DYNASTIC CYCLE Your Name A term used by historians to describe a pattern of rise, decline, and replacement of dynasties