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

Chapter 16: The Two Worlds of Christendom

Learning Objectives

When you have finished studying this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
  • Discuss the development of the early Byzantine empire.
  • Explain the effects of the Muslim conquests on the Byzantine empire.
  • Explain the rise of the Franks.
  • Explain the factors that contributed to the success of the Vikings in toppling the Carolingian empire.
  • Compare and contrast the economies of Byzantium and western Europe.
  • Compare and contrast social development in Byzantium and western Europe.
  • Compare and contrast the ways in which popes and patriarchs exercised their political power.
  • Identify the role of monks, monasteries, and missionaries in Christianity.
  • Discuss the factors that led to the schism between the two worlds of Christendom and the paths followed by the two churches.
Traditions & Encounters, 5e
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