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These are the lectures from Mr. Dixon's AWESOME AP World History class. Now you can take Mr. Dixon with you 24/7.. because he's just that cool =]
Air guitar NOT included.

The World (History) According to Dixon Thao Tran

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These are the lectures from Mr. Dixon's AWESOME AP World History class. Now you can take Mr. Dixon with you 24/7.. because he's just that cool =]
Air guitar NOT included.

    High Middle Ages

    High Middle Ages

    Ideal: Roman Reunification.

    Why would Germans want that?

    Ag + Urbanization + Specialization = Long Distance Trade & Innovation
    Regional States

    Holy Roman Empire
    Otto Of Saxony crowned Emperor by Pope John XII (962)
    HRE: Internally divided + externally weak
    Kings v. Prince “ipalities”

    Investiture Contest
    Kings appointing Bishops : laymen (non clergy) appointing clergy
    (lay investiture)
    Stand Off at Canossa
    King Henry IV v Pope Gregory VII (1073-1085)
    Strengthens Secular & Ecclesiastical interdependency

    Frederick Barbarossa 1152-1190 pushed out of Lombardy by Pope

    Capetien Dynasty

    France: Hugh Capet (987)
    appointed King because of his subordinate position under appointees
    Slowly centralized France over the centuries (Joan of Arc?)

    England: William the Conqueror (1066)
    Brought Norman centralizing authority over Angles and Saxons

    Italy: Ecclesiastical and Commercial city States

    Iberian Peninsula: Castile, Aragon, Portugal v Moors
    Economic & Social

    Economy outpaced Political

    Drained swamps, cleared forests, new crops
    Horse shoes, horse collars
    Population from 30 – 80 million
    Labor specialization = urbanization “city air makes you free”
    Venice, Genoa, Pisa, Naples
    Baltic Hanseatic league

    Business techniques
    Credit and Partnerships

    Social Strication
    Estates General
    1st Clergy those who pray
    2nd Nobles those who fight (Chivalry)
    3rd Commoners those who work

    Control prices, quality assurance, women’s inclusion
    Church inspired literature
    Economy = cathedral schools
    Latin, liberal arts,
    Cambridge, Oxford, Paris, Rome, Seville

    St. Thomas Aquainas
    Reconcile Christian beliefs
    Bringing logic to Christianity
    Common People
    Saints & Sacraments: Virgin Mary
    Dominicans of St. Dominic v materialism
    Franciscans of St. Francis v materialism
    Medieval Expansion

    Converts to Christianity
    Vikings reach Greenland and New Foundland

    Balkan Influence Knights Templar
    Knights Hospitallers
    Teutonic Knights

    Iberian Peninsula Reconquista

    Pope Urban II Council of Clermont 1095
    1st recaptures Jerusalem 1099
    Saladin recaptures 1187
    3rd Richard the Lionheart
    4th Sack Constantinople

    Politically and religiously failed
    Economically and commercially succeeded

    • 13 min
    Cross-Cultural Interations

    Cross-Cultural Interations

    Chapter 21 Class Notes
    Marco Polo 1253 -1324
    Ibn Battuta 1326-1346

    Trade-Diplomacy -Missionary Imulse
    Technology Exchange

    Trade Cities
    Khanbaliq, Hongzhou, Quangzo, Melaka
    Cambay, Samarkand, Constantinople
    Hormuz, Bagdhad, Venice

    Characteristic: Strategic Location
    Maintain Order
    Resist Heavy Taxation

    Magnetic Compas, Cotton to Africa Sugarcane
    Gunpowder (Golden Horde-Russia)
    Beubonic Plague, economic contraction

    Ming Dynasty
    Hongwu: increase Confucian civil service
    Mandarins as scholar officials
    Eunichs as Imperial Court
    Rebuild irrigation system
    Re-invigorate manufacturing

    Yongle: resinicization
    Yongle encyclopedia
    Cultural Traditions

    Increase trade = increase taxation
    =standing armies
    Italian City States strengthen
    Hundred Years war
    Creates identity for France & England

    Direct taxation =Monarchies

    Isabella & Ferdinand
    Support exploration

    China: Zheng He treasure ships

    Portugeuses: Henry The Navigator
    Navigation school of ship captains, builders, silors and cartographers
    Dias: 1488
    Columbus 1492
    Da Gama 1497

    Sculpture – Painter- Architect

    Emotion in paintings
    More realistic paintings and musculature sculptures
    Revisit Cicero – private Chritian and yet Public service

    Reconciles Christianity
    Urban and Commercial centers require this modification to Christianity
    Allows the development of private property – profit gaining – business ventures by low or middle class
    Profits don’t necessarily go to Feudal King or Monarc

    • 38 min
    Persian Empire

    Persian Empire

    Chapter 6.. Achaemenid Empire.. Darius.. the PERSIAN WARS.. what more can you ask for?

    • 10 min
    Neolithic Revolution

    Neolithic Revolution

    The first few chapters in our book..it's the foundations, and we never really went over this.

    • 6 min

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