Flashcards in MEWEEE TEST Deck (41)
Byzantine achievements in art and architecture include
The Hagias Sophia cathedral
Why was the moldboard plow an essential element in the production of an agricultural surplus in Western Europe in the eighth century CE
All of the above (it made it possible to aerate the soil and break-up networks of weeds | it made it possible to farm lands that had previously been unsuited for agriculture due to rocks and heavy soil | when used with heavy draft animals, it had enough energy to pull through moist northern soils)
All of the following are characteristics of Islam EXCEPT
A tradition of passing down the central teachings of their faith orally
The Mamluks were
Turkish mercenaries and slaves in the Abbasid Caliphate who rose to control powerful Muslim states
Why was this period in Europe between 500 C.E. and 1300 C.E. called the "Middle Ages"?
It came between the Greco-Roman civilization and the Renaissance
As Western Europe began to experience a revival on the period from 1000 to 1200 CE
The Byzantine Empire and Russia did not share the same revival
The Orthodox Church and the Latin Church
formally split over doctrinal disputes in the 11th century but still united to fight together in the crusades
Created a localized, basic, and self-sufficient agricultural economy that kept serfs protected
Based its economic wealth on trade and traded extensively with the Byzantine Empire
The sunni/Shi'ite split resulted from a disagreement
Who should succeed Muhammad
The word Islam means submission and refers to Muslim's obligation
To submit to the will of God in all of life
The investiture controversy of the Middle Ages was
A disagreement between the Pope and secular rulers over the appointment of bishops
What effect did the technology of water ills have on Western Europe life?
It freed human and animal labor for other work
What effect did the Cyrillic alphabet have on Orthodox Christianity?
Simulated conversion to orthodox Christianity and promoted literacy among Slavs
The vassal relationship
Required a knight to swear allegiance to a lord or king in return for money or fief
Which of the following individuals is credited with establishing a standard for monastic life?
St. Benedict of Nursia
A hereditary slave society never developed in the Islamic world because
Slaves usually converting to Islam, Austin causing their masters to free them, and then offspring of slave woman and Muslim men were free
In what order did these three monotheistic religions coming to being?
Judaism, Christianity, Islam
Kievan Russia became firmly oriented toward the Byzantine world and turned away from the Muslim world at once
Vladimir 1 converted to orthodox Christianity
Well the Byzantine Empire flourished directly after the fall of Rome,
The Western Europeans lived amidst the ruins of a empire
The successful invasion of England was accomplished by
William the Conqueror
Which one of the following was not a common result of the bubonic plague?
A temporary decrease in workers' wages
Economics in Western Europe changed in later medieval period by
Allowing for more social mobility because of the end of serfdom and the rise of more urban job opportunities
The universal language of Muslim empire was
Arabic, because it was the language of the Quran
Adherence to the five pillars of Islam is the foundation of Muslim faith. Which one was the first and most important one upon which of the others are based?
Acknowledgement of Allah as the only deity and Muhammad as his prophet
Which of the following is an accurate description of surfs and feudal Europe?
Semi free individuals who owed obligations to the lord whose land they cultivated
The most important relationship in feudalism was between
Lord and vassal
Which of the following was true of the medieval realm?
In many respects, the Lord of the Manor had more direct control than a king did
Between 1100 and 1350 CE, Europe's population more than doubled. Historians believe that this increase may have due to
A revival in the economy of Europe