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Period II: Organization & Reorganization of Human Societies, c. 600 BCE to c. 600 CE

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  • Intro 0:00
  • C. 600 BCE to C. 600 CE 0:25
    • Classical Period
  • Key Concepts C. 600 BCE to C.600 CE 1:53
    • All Three Concepts are intertwined
  • The Organization and Reorganization of Human Societies 3:30
    • Religion, The State, Economic State
  • The Codification of Religious Traditions 4:12
    • Karl Jaspers- 'The Axial Age'
    • Periodization
    • Major Civilization Ideas With One Lasting Effect
  • Buddhism 7:23
    • Development of the Religion
  • Confucianism 9:49
    • Development of the Philosophy
    • Five Relationships
    • Filial Piety
    • Education and Administration
  • Daoism 13:01
    • The Teachings of Laozi
    • Yin and Yang
    • Harmony With Nature
    • Wu-Wei (Non Action)
    • Health
  • Christianity 16:18
    • The Teachings of Jesus
    • Apostle Paul
    • Destruction of Jerusalem in 70
    • Acts of Missionaries and Traders
    • Adopted As Official Roman Religion in 380
    • Monasticism
  • Greco-Roman Philosophy 19:38
    • The Teachings of Socrates
    • The Teachings of Plato
    • The Teachings of Aristotle
    • Logic
    • Empirical Observation
    • Nature of Political Power and Hierarchy
  • School of Athens by Rafael 22:37
  • Animism 23:12
    • Shaman
  • Ancestor Veneration 24:41
    • Venerate People
    • Mexico Day of the Dead
  • Distinctive Artistic Expressions 25:54
    • Ramayana
    • In India the Mahabharata
  • Distinctive Architectural Styles 27:33
    • Mesoamerica- Pyramids
    • Chichen Itza
  • Intermixing of Greek and Indian 28:33
    • Sculptural Developments
  • Key Concepts C. 600 BCE to C.600 CE 29:42
    • Organization and Reorganization of Human Societies
  • Compare These Two Documents 30:39
    • The Truth of Dukkha
    • The Truth of the Origin of Dukkha
    • The Truth of the Cessation of Dukkha
    • The Truth of the Path Leading to the Cessation
    • Buddha, 5th Century BCE
    • Han Yu
    • Buddha-Bone