This article explains the development and legacy of the Achaemenid Persian Empire.
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This article explains how Christianity was adopted in Ethiopia in the fourth century. It also explains how Askum's geographic location played an important role in the development and spread of Christianity in this region.
This article examines the spread of Christianity in Kongo. It explains why the Kongolese adopted the religion and its impact.
In this lesson, students will be able to recognize the capacity of art to both reflect and shape community values; identify ways in which attributes such as color, viewpoint, style, and composition convey ideas; and develop interpretations of artwork based on visual evidence and evaluate alternate viewpoints expressed by peers.
This article explains the artistic interaction betwen the Islamic world and Europe and Asia. The technical aspects of calligraphy, painting, and bookbinding are important facets of the study of Islamic art.
This article explains how Islamic scientists during the medieval period made many contributions to the fields of astronomy and astrology.
In this lesson, students will be able to use visual evidence to generate inferences; identify ways artists' choices (i.e., composition, scale, pose and facial expressions, and lighting) convey point of view; and compose a fictional field report from the perspective of a Hessian scout.
This article examines the Byzantine Empire's interaction with Islamic culture and its profound effect on its art.
This article explores Justinian I's rule of the Byzantine Empire. It describes his contributions to law, religion, art, and architecture and discusses his lasting legacy.
Chronological List of Emperors with dates of their rule and images of: Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Titus, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, Caracalla, Trebonianus Gallus, Constantine. Images are shown from a variety of media: sculpture, coins and a ring with intaglio portrait.
This article explains the commercial exchange relationship between Venice and the Islamic World.
This article examines European exploration of the Pacific. Much of the European exploration of this region was inspired by two obsessions, the search for the fastest routes to the spice-rich islands of the Moluccas as well as the theory that somewhere in the South Pacific lay a vast undiscovered southern continent, possibly also rich in gold, spices, and other trade goods.
This article explains the period of discovery from the latter half of the fifteenth through the sixteenth centuries which is generally referred to as the Age of Exploration. It discusses important explorers and innovations during this historical period.
This article explains how European presence in the Islamic world was largely based on trade during the 1600s-1800s.
This article explains the development of feudalism in Europe. It explains how lords were able to support a military force of knights.
This article examines the spread of Islam and its influence on art. With the spread of Islam outward from the Arabian Peninsula in the seventh century, the figurative artistic traditions of the newly conquered lands profoundly influenced the development of Islamic art.