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…
Persian Gulf. After 395 it was split into the Byzantine Empire and the Western Roman Empire, which quickly sank into anarchy because of the barbarian invaders from the north and east. Han China ran from 221B.C.E to 220 C.E it stretched from all over eastern China to several territories to the west. Although the Romans and Han empires used powerful militaries and infrastructure to control the peasants and to scare off invasions, they differed in the structure and organization of their bureaucracies and…
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 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…
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…
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…
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It…
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.”…
established and maintained a structured political system. The Roman Empire, which lasted from 753 B.C. to 600 C.E. and the Han Empire, which lasted from 202 B.C. to 220 C.E., were both extremely powerful empires in their times and had had many similarities in the way they grew and developed but differed in the way they maintained their economic patterns and their declines.
The city of Rome was founded by Romulus in 753 B.C.E. The growth of the empire was a slow and gradual process but began picking up…
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…