Flashcards in Chapter Nine Deck (10):
The crowning of Charlemagne as emperor of the Romans by the pope symbolized?
A shift in focus away from the Mediterranean and toward northern Germanic Europe
Why is the period in Europe between 500C.E. And 1300 C.E. Called the "Middle Ages"?
It came between the Greco-roman civilization and e Renaissance
What were the unifying forces in the chaotic remains of the western Roman Empire?
Slavic religious tradition
What best characterizes the influence of Roman traditions in Byzantium?
Byzantium carried on the traditions of Rome, including Christianity almost without interruption
Why is it paradoxical that women ruled the Byzantine Empire together with their husbands from 1028 to 1056?
Byzantine women increasingly confined themselves to homes and required to veil themselves in public
What is true about noble women in medieval Europe?
They didn't live powerless sheltered lives
What was the investiture controversy?
A conflict between the peoples and kings regarding control of ecclesiastical offices
Why did Kievan Russia decide to adopt Orthodox Christianity?
They were impressed by the magnificence of Constantinople
What technological innovations probably played a significant role in the launching of the economy of Western Europe after the year 1000?
Importation of a superior plow from the Mediterranean