Religion and philosophy have helped shape cultures and people throughout history. Rome and China are two of the most prominent examples of how religion and philosophy can help develop an entire empire. Religion and philosophy helped Rome and China form better political and societal structures, and it helped Rome's people behave due to the moral obligations that came with Christianity's Ten Commandments. Qin China's emperor, Shi Huangdi, suppressed Confucianism and Daoism in favor of Legalism, which helped people stay in order (much like Hammurabi's Code). Shi Huangdi would later pass away, and the Han Dynasty would soon take over China after his death. When the Han Dynasty replaced the Qin rule, Confucianism would become a major ideology in China. The Han Dynasty did benefit from Confucianism. Because of it, the Han Dynasty improved and established the system of ruling the land by morals and ethics, something that the Qin Dynasty had overlooked. The establishment of a Confucian state had helped Han Wudi rule for 54 years, making him one of the longest rulers in China’s history. Also, before Confucianism, people were given positions whether or not they were competent enough to do the job. But now, written exams are given to determine the best one for the job and emperors chose people based on their merits and whether they believe that these people indeed are best suited for the position. In Rome, mythology was the dominant religion, but Christianity later took it's place under the rule of Emperor Constantine and became the official religion of the Roman Empire. Christianity helped Rome have a greater emphasis on law codes and the legal system because of the moral responsibilities that came with being Christian. Religion and philosophy helped China form a better structure for its society because Confucianism identified the principles that were necessary for social order. China emphasized the emperor's divine majesty and people felt more compelled to have good morals because people in China practiced ancestor
Similarities between Rome and Han
▪ Develop from regional into “world powers”
▪ Cost of defending borders which stretch 1000 of miles ultimately hastens downfall
▪ Urban empires based on surplus from agriculture
▪ Technological achievements include hydraulic engineering: Rome aqueducts Chinese canals. Networks of roads & other forms of transport unify empires.
▪ Families headed by patriarchs provide cohesion
▪ Agriculture main economic activity. Get power by breaking…
Han and Rome DBQ
Han and Roman attitudes towards technology both changed over time for the better. The Han attitude toward manufacturing and labor of technology was more open and positive than the Romans, which had a more organized and class divided society. Documents 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 8 are all from government officials’ points of view. Documents 3 and 7 are from a philosopher’s point of view. In short, in the documents 1, 2, 3, and 4, the Han people share attitudes in advancement in technology…
Han vs Rome
The choice of which society I would rather be a merchant in is quite obviously the Roman Empire for a variety of reasons. First the Roman Empire had much more developed trade networks than the Han Dynasty. Although the Han Dynasty had better written communication it lacked the vastness of influence the Roman Empire held. Additionally, the Han Dynasty only had Southern Asia and Eastern Asia while the Roman Empire’s realm spread over a much larger area. This led to a greater…
The Roman Empire Vs. Han China
Politically, Economically, and Socially
The Roman Empire was Dominate Empire in Europe and North Africa, meanwhile, to the east another civilization was just as powerful, the Han dynasty. The two were similar in many ways, but just as different in others. There Political systems of Rome had 2 consoles a year, while China had Emperors. The social system of China and Rome was that the basic unit of society was family. The economical factor…
Comparative Essays in a Nutshell
Comparative Essays have a VERY specific format that MUST be followed in order to achieve the most points possible. Below I have outlined the comparative essay so that you can write this essay to the best of your ability.
Paragraph 1: Thesis
The Thesis is one sentence that not only says what the paper is about, but in what order you are going to write it. The thesis statement must start with ALTHOUGH or EVENTHOUGH. The thesis must be a 2:1 or a 1:2 ratio. You…
Han vs. Rome
September 29, 2013
The Han and the Rome empires were very different in their political systems. Both differed in the way they handled their borders, the way they looked at society, and religion. These two dynasties were different when it came their borders, as well as government. Rome and Han had their similarities as well. Both were similar in agriculture, and in their government. With these two empires having their differences and similarities…
Topic: Egyptian Civilization
Name: Kiana Cyrus
Read pages 16-24
What are the basic features of 3 major periods of Egyptian history?
What elements of continuity are evident in the 3 periods? What are their major differences?
“Egyptian nile”. Means “surpasses all the rivers of the world in sweetness of taste, in length of course and usefulness. No other river in the world can show such a continuous series of towns and villages along its banks.”…
It is interesting to compare and contrast each ancient civilization. Many societies are separated by natural resources like seas, deserts, and rivers but still manage to have similar political, social, and religious systems. Although, there are obvious differences that can be depicted between each civilization. These similarities and differences are what define each cultivation and able us to learn how the human race has evolved. Mesopotamia and Egypt are…
vastly different, their start from a lowly seed and craving for water and sunlight to survive unifies them. Such is also true with the Han and Roman empires. While key differences may be present, their social structures, influencing religions, and causes of collapse unify them.
Society cannot exist without a unified social doctrine, as is true with both the Han and Roman empires. While there may be vast differences between them, at their roots is the same thing, a structure built on family. In…
empires during the classical period.
Han China (206 B.C.E.–220 C.E.)
Imperial Rome (31 B.C.E.–476 C.E.)
Evidence (5 pieces): 2 pts.
Evidence for A
Evidence for B
Begin your essay here:
Han China (206 B.C.E.–220 C.E.) and Imperial Rome (31 B.C.E.–476 C.E.) were the most…