Traditions and Encounters, AP Edition (Bentley), 5th Edition

Chapter 16: The Two Worlds of Christendom

Essay Quiz

Even though the Byzantine empire fell in 1453 and was in decline for centuries before that, it left a strong legacy behind. What was the most important contribution that Byzantium made to world history? Why is that the most important?
What role did geographic location play in the history of Byzantium? What were its advantages and disadvantages?
What were the advantages and disadvantages of the highly decentralized political system that developed in Europe during this period?
The economy of Europe underwent sharp constriction after the fall of the Roman empire. What was the nature of that constriction? Where and how was the economy still functioning? What were the impediments to economic development?
What was the role of Roman Christianity in early medieval Europe? How did it shape the society? What were its principal channels of influence?
Traditions & Encounters, 5e
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