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The Etymology of the Name Europe
Choose from these words to fill the blanks below:
Africa, Nestorian, Constantinople, Crete, atlas, Europeans, Phoenician, Africa, Renaissance, proportioned, Mesopotamia, Byzantium, cross, Fulin, Qian, Roman, Orelius, Han, Christendom, Terrarum, Western, Ortelius, cannibal, Kangnideo, Eurasia, beast, Ricci, Jesus, Romans
the classical world had provided a mythical name for the Western end of               
Europa was the name of a                      princess abducted by Zeus, named Europe
a Mediterranean myth
Zeus comes and abducts the princess and brings her back to           
sex and sea intermingled with the everlasting appeal of beauty and the           
this name wasn't used widely until                        times
for most of antiquity, the name for those living in Europe was             
maps of 7th century Isidor
three parts: Asia, Europe,             
Europeans was used when referring to the Crusades
Europe was also referred to as                       , and its inhabitants Christians
1453 Ataman Turks took                             , came as a shock
the later split of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation demolished the idea of a united Christendom
the nominal shift from Christendom to Europe gained momentum in the mid-16th century
Abraham                  (1527-1598)
a Flemish/Netherlandish cartographer and geographer, conventionally recognized as the creator of the first modern           
1572 Theatrum Orbis                 : The Representation of the Lands of the World
front cover graphic
Europe at the top with the scepter and            that is about to dominate the world
below Europe
richly dressed Asia with a ceremonial vessel
nude and                  America
               was an enthusiastic traveler but only in Europe
his representations of Asians, Africans, and Americans look like                   
the Chinese name for Europe
by the 2nd century BCE, the Chinese began to gain some knowledge of what they called the                regions
Zhang          (d. 113 BCE)
brought back a report that covered most of Central Asia and west to                       
more detailed accounts second        Dynasty in the 5th century
by this time, the            Empire was approaching its end
probably describes the Eastern Roman Empire, mostly Roman Syria, which the Chinese called Da Qin [da-CHEEN]
"the inhabitants of that country are tall and well-                        "
Da Qin was the same that was used in the 8th century to define the place of origin of the                    missionaries that had arrived to China
doctrine that emphasizes a distinction between the human and divine persons of           , advanced by Nestorius (386–450)
another name for Europe
identified with                   
both Da Qin and            can be found in writings of the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644)
1405 Korean                    map
silhouette of Europe
Matteo            (1552-1610)
an Italian Jesuit priest and one of the founding figures of the Jesuit China missions
drew maps of Europe at end of 16th century
showed to the Chinese

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Ideas and Concepts:

On the first uses of the word European, via this morning's Discovery of China class:

"The name Europa is first used in a geographic context in the Homeric Hymn to Delian Apollo, in reference to the western shore of the Aegean Sea. As a name for a part of the known world, it is first used in the 6th century BC by Anaximander and Hecataeus. Of course, the name Europa originally comes from the even more ancient myth in which the Phoenician princess Europa is abducted by Zeus and brought to Crete.

But beginning around the year zero, the word Europe had largely fallen out of use, and people who lived on the European continent were mostly referred to as either Romans or some other term such as Barbarians or Germanen.

After Constantine's conversion to Christianity and the elevation of Christianity to an official religion of the Roman Empire, the words used for people who lived on the European continent gradually became Christians and heathens.

For a brief time during Charlemagne's reign in the 9th century and during the Crusades, you see the use of the phrase Europenses as the collective of peoples who lived on the European continent who joined forces in fighting Islam's advance in both Spain and the Balkans, but this was only a brief use and you do not see the word Europe or European being used again until the early Renaissance when the split of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation and the idea of a united Christendom on the European continent began to wane.

In 1572, Abraham Ortelius created what is today known as the first modern atlas of the world called the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. For his entry on Christians, he wrote:see Europeans."
European Names for China
The Etymology of the Name Europe