FIRST GLOBAL AGE
The humanistic revival of classical art, architecture, literature, and learning that originated in Italy in the 14th century and later spread throughout Europe.
Rain that contains pollutants due to the burning of fossil fuels. It is damaging to the environment.
A chain of islands (e.g., Hawaii, Indonesia, Japan).
A body of water partly surrounded by land but having a wide outlet to the sea.
The average weather conditions of a certain region.
A land mass surrounded by water.
Entirely, or almost entirely surrounded by land.
Belief in a reverence for a supernatural power or
African Trading Kingdoms
Akbar the Great
Islamic mathematician who pioneered the study of algebra. His textbook on the subject became a standard in European universities for centuries.
The first age of the world, an untroubled and prosperous era during which people lived in ideal happiness.
check and balance
Document written by Martin Luther detailing what he believed to be the problems in the medieval Church.
Luther's action was in great part a response to the selling of indulgences by Johann Tetzel, a Dominican priest, commissioned by the Archbishop of Mainz and Pope Leo X. The purpose of this fundraising campaign was to finance the building of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Even though Luther's prince, Frederick the Wise, and the prince of the neighboring territory, Duke George of Saxony, forbade the sale in their lands, Luther's parishioners traveled to purchase them. When these people came to confession, they presented the indulgence, claiming they no longer had to repent of their sins, since the document forgave all their sins.
Traditionally, Luther posted the 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, on October 31, 1517.
RELIGIONS & BELIEF SYSTEMS
The first patriarch in the Bible. Abraham was asked by God to sacrifice his son, Isaac, and was rewarded for being prepared to do so. He is considered by Jewish people as the father of the Israelites through his son Isaac, and by Muslims as the father of Arab peoples through his son Ishmael.
In Hinduism, it is the principal of non violence against all living things.
Professing belief in Jesus as Christ or following the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus.