AP World History Chapter Outline Index

Chapter 7 Outline – AP World History

Chapter 7 Summary   In the 7th century c.e., the Arab followers of Muhammad surged from the Arabian peninsula to create the first global civilization. They quickly conquered an empire, incorporating elements of the classical civilizations of Greece, Egypt, and Persia. Islamic merchants, mystics, and warriors continued their expansion in Europe, Asia, and Africa. The process provided links for exchange …

Read More »

Chapter 6 Outline – AP World History

Chapter 6 Summary Between 200 and 600 C.E., the three great classical civilizations of Rome, Han China, and Gupta India collapsed or declined. All three suffered from invasions by nomads who took advantage of internal imperial weaknesses; however, they did not follow the same pattern of decline or achieve the same results. At the same time, new great religions spread. …

Read More »

Chapter 5 Outline – AP World History

Chapter 5 Summary The classical civilizations that sprang up on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea from about 800 B.C.E. until the fall of the Roman Empire in 476 C.E. rivaled their counterparts in India and China in richness and impact. Centered first in the peninsula of Greece, then in Rome, the new Mediterranean culture did not merely constitute a …

Read More »

Chapter 4 Outline – AP World History

After the long period of disruption following Harappa’s fall—around 1500 B.C.E.—a new civilization arose in India. India became the third great center of classical civilization. The basis for Indian civilization after 1500 B.C.E. was laid by Aryan invaders who ended Harappan civilization. By 500 B.C.E., states ruled by kings claiming divine descent controlled much of the Ganges Plains. Its settlement …

Read More »

Chapter 3 Outline – AP World History

Chapter 3 Summary This chapter focuses on the conditions that gave rise to Confucianism as well as the teachings of rival philosophical systems, such as Legalism, Daoism, and Buddhism. When political stabilization was restored in the 3rd century B.C.E. with the Qin dynasty, Confucianism was eclipsed by more authoritarian alternatives. However, with the emergence of the Han dynasty in 207 …

Read More »

Chapter 2 Outline – AP World History

Outline Patterns in Classical China. Three dynastic cycles—the Zhou, the Qin, and the Han—covered many centuries of classical China. The dynastic patterns begun in classical Chinese history lasted until the early part of the twentieth century. A family of kings, called a “dynasty,” began ruling China with great vigor, developing solid political institutions, and encouraging active economies. Each dynasty over …

Read More »

Chapter 1 Outline – AP World History

Outline Archeological studies and other scientific methods have provided us with a view of human development that begins millions of years ago. Most of the 2 million-plus years of our existence as a species has been described as the Paleolithic, or Old Stone, Age. This lengthy phase, during which both Homo erectus and then Homo sapien sapien made their appearances, …

Read More »
Translate »