CHAPTER 12 – WORLD HISTORY
First Emperor of the Tang Dynasty – ruled from 626 to 649.
Empress during the Tang Dynasty’s campaign in Korea – 660 to 690.
Blocks of metal or wood – each with a single character that could be arranged in a frame to make up a page for printing.
Class of powerful; well-to-do people who attained status through education and civil service positions.
Member of a Nomadic Group that herds domesticated animals. They were constantly on the move to search for food for animals.
Group of people descended from a common ancestor.
Universal Ruler of Mongol Clans. (Temujin 1206 – 1227)
“Mongol Peace” 1200 – 1300; time of stability and order across much of Eurasia.
Grandson of Genghis Khan – assumed the title “Great Khan” in 1260.
Venetian trader. sent to various Chinese cities on government missions by Kublai Khan because of his ability to speak many languages.
Loyal warriors that surrounded each Lord as a bodyguard.
“Supreme General of he emperor’s army.” Supreme military commander ruling in the name of an emperor. Held the powers of a military dictator.
Extensive city-and temple complexes at the capital of Khmer. One of the world’s greatest architectural achievements.
Dynasty ruled by Wang Kon 935 – 1392. Modeled its central government after China’s.