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H Terms
What is the term?
#1. A series of uprisings (1791-1804) of the
slaves and free blacks in the French Caribbean
colony of Saint-Domingue and the only fully
successful slave rebellion in world history.
Haitian Revolution
#1. A series of uprisings (1791-1804) of the
slaves and free blacks in the French Caribbean
colony of Saint-Domingue and the only fully
successful slave rebellion in world history.
What is the term?
#2. The pilgrimage to Mecca that every Muslim
show is able is required to make. It is one of the
Five Pillar of Islam.
haji
#2. The pilgrimage to Mecca that every Muslim
show is able is required to make. It is one of the
Five Pillar of Islam.
What is the term?
#3. A Middle Eastern people whose
development of a monotheistic faith provided
the foundation of modern Judaism, Christianity,
and Islam. Their traditions describe their early
migration from Mesopotamia to Palestine, the
enslavement of some in Egypt, and their escape
back to Palestine.
Hebrews
#3. A Middle Eastern people whose
development of a monotheistic faith provided
the foundation of modern Judaism, Christianity,
and Islam. Their traditions describe their early
migration from Mesopotamia to Palestine, the
enslavement of some in Egypt, and their escape
back to Palestine.
What is the term?
#4. The period of Japanese history from 794 to
1192C.E. during which life centered around
Japan’s second capital city, Kyoto, which was
modeled on the Chinese capital of Chang’an. It
saw the rise of an aristocratic culture, the
development of Japanese writing, and new
schools of Buddhism.
Heian Period
#4. The period of Japanese history from 794 to
1192C.E. during which life centered around
Japan’s second capital city, Kyoto, which was
modeled on the Chinese capital of Chang’an. It
saw the rise of an aristocratic culture, the
development of Japanese writing, and new
schools of Buddhism.
What is the term?
#5. The theory that the earth and other planets
revolve around the sun, proposed by Polish
astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543)
and accepted in the West in the sixteenth
century.
heliocentric theory
#5. The theory that the earth and other planets
revolve around the sun, proposed by Polish
astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543)
and accepted in the West in the sixteenth
century.
What is the term?
#6. The period from 323 to 30 B.C.E. in which
Greek culture spread widely throughout the
Eurasian kingdoms ruled by the political
successors of Alexander the Great (r. 336-323
B.C.E.).
Hellenistic era
#6. The period from 323 to 30 B.C.E. in which
Greek culture spread widely throughout the
Eurasian kingdoms ruled by the political
successors of Alexander the Great (r. 336-323
B.C.E.).
What is the term?
#7. An ancient Egyptian form of writing that
employed pictures or symbols as its characters.
hieroglyphics
#7. An ancient Egyptian form of writing that
employed pictures or symbols as its characters.
What is the term?
#8. The name given to the body of religious
teachings and practices, derived from the
Brahmanic religion of the Vedic era.
Hinduism
#8. The name given to the body of religious
teachings and practices, derived from the
Brahmanic religion of the Vedic era.
What is the term?
#9. The Nazi genocide of 6 million Jews and
many more “undesirables” in German-occupied
lands during World War Two (1939-1945).
Holocaust
#9. The Nazi genocide of 6 million Jews and
many more “undesirables” in German-occupied
lands during World War Two (1939-1945).
What is the term?
#12. The species of hominid to which modern
humans belong. Most scholars place the origins
of the species in Africa perhaps 200,000 years
ago. Emerging out of Africa about 100,000 years
ago, they gradually migrated to the rest of the
world.
Homo sapiens
#12. The species of hominid to which modern
humans belong. Most scholars place the origins
of the species in Africa perhaps 200,000 years
ago. Emerging out of Africa about 100,000 years
ago, they gradually migrated to the rest of the
world.
What is the term?
#13. The name given to Protestants in France in
the mid-sixteenth century. Often severely
persecuted, they were granted reluctant
toleration by the Edict of Nantes in 1598.
Huguenots
#13. The name given to Protestants in France in
the mid-sixteenth century. Often severely
persecuted, they were granted reluctant
toleration by the Edict of Nantes in 1598.
What is the term?
#14. A widely practiced religious rite,
particularly prominent in Mesoamerican
religion.
human sacrifice
#14. A widely practiced religious rite,
particularly prominent in Mesoamerican
religion.
What is the term?
#15. A literary and intellectual movement that
arose in Italy during the early fifteenth century
to elevate the writings of Greco-Roman
antiquity and to reconcile classical learning with
Christianity. Practitioners studied the liberal
arts—grammar, rhetoric, poetry, history and
moral philosophy.
humanism
#15. A literary and intellectual movement that
arose in Italy during the early fifteenth century
to elevate the writings of Greco-Roman
antiquity and to reconcile classical learning with
Christianity. Practitioners studied the liberal
arts—grammar, rhetoric, poetry, history and
moral philosophy.
What is the term?
#16. People who lived by collecting food rather
than deliberately producing it. This kind of
economy sustained humankind for 95 percent or
more of human history.
hunters and gathers
#16. People who lived by collecting food rather
than deliberately producing it. This kind of
economy sustained humankind for 95 percent or
more of human history.