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Governments of Post Classical Era
Transcript of Governments of Post Classical Era
religion influenced state's policies and rulers' power
use of tax
Centralized strong kingship
Creation of representative branch
Aristocratic Religious Monarchy
Caliph = Imam
Advised by a diwan
Vizier, prime minister
Pope Boniface VIII, Unam Sanctam
"One sword, moreover, ought to be under the other, and the temporal authority to be subjected to the spiritual power."
-Everyone is bound by law.
Involved in parliament
Church have influential power to the state
Mainly Muslims in high official jobs (Hindus having negative attitude)
Change due to foreign rule (Arab invasion)
Departments of State
Magistrate governs districts
Village chief collects tax
Predominant society and culture
Hard to adopt new ideas
Interact with the world
Isolation from the rest of the world
Strong sense of religion
Religious, powerful monarchy
Threaten people to pay tribute
"They (villagers) said these officials robbed them of all they possessed...made the men work like slaves..."
Sultan (the Turks)
Opposed Hindu traditions
Self governing states
ruling class mostly of Arabian and
The coming of Islam
Convert to Islam to be exempt from taxes
Muslim law code
Muslim administrative practices
A Muslim historian, Zia-ud-din Barani wrote in 14th century about Ala-ud-din forbade drinking and gambling in 1294.
Expansion of land and trade.
Use of local officials
Ibn Battuta, 1351
On his journey, Battula met with sultan Mansa Sulayman of Mali. With his emirs, together they recited the Qur'an and prayed.
Inca Suspension Bridge
Changes in governments
Negative and positive views
Invasion from Muslims and Vikings 800-900
One Man Rules!
-reign of Justinian
-emperor building program
-conflict with church