Ap Human Geography Chapter 6 Cities

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Six Cities- Three questions Constantinople Reasons for significance: the location of the city is as magnificent as it is important. It sits on the Bospourus, the strait that marks the division between Europe; afford entry in the Black sea from the Mediterranean. Economic status: After 1453 the city grew and became a centre of trade, power and culture. The Muslims converted more churches and built new mosques. Often, beside the major mosques, there were schools, hospitals, public kitchens, baths, graveyards and large markets, one of which had 280 shops. Role in religion: Muslims converted more churches and built new mosques. Everything was centered around the mosque. Timbuktu Reasons for significance: Timbuktu in the 15th century was…show more content…
The emperor officially appointed all civil servants, who came to Beijing to receive their appointments and at the end of their fixed term, returned to Beijing if not already living there, to report and to be renewed or retired. This system was designed to centralize and stabilize authority. Role in religion: China was a country with many local traditions. The capital built temples and shrines, roadways and canals. China saw itself as defending the Middle Kingdom against outside barbarians. Dehli/Agra/Fatehpur Sikri Reasons for significance: Agra is a magnificent city both for its size and it antiquity. All the necessities and conveniences of human life can be obtained in this city. There were a great number of artisans, iron workers and goldsmiths. Economic status: Agra is a vital center, with wonderful monuments, which include the Taj Mahal. Rich in necessities for human life and rich in people who possessed skills and traits to better society. Role in religion: The Muslim ruler of this city was interested in all religions and wanted to show that truth and wisdom could be sought in many ways. Discussions were held among Muslims, Hindus, Jains, Zoroastrians and Jesuits in the quest for spiritual…show more content…
Religion for all of these cities were the building blocks for developing their cities into highly populated and urban areas. Most buildings and other establishments are centered around churches or temples. Another similarity is the city’s economic success, each city is thriving economically and can sustain their populations. Another similarity between the six cities was that they were all port cities which enabled them to trade. Differences for the cities are the way they have succeeded economically. Some are rich in agriculture while others have established trading routes to attain food to sustain their populations. Another key difference between all the cities is their tolerance for religion, some countries are open to other faiths while some are closed and use violence to inflict their religion. 3) Inferences that future historians would make on these cities is that they are all highly populated, they are all port cities open for trade, they are all multicultural and they all are flourishing economically. Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver are thriving economically because they are all port cities which enable them to trade. They are all much like the cities mentioned above because they share the same aspects of their growth as cities with the exception of religion. These three Canadian cities are also very culturally diverse; all these

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