What are two advantages of the location of constantinople?
It was located around 3 rivers, and its natural barriers for protection
other than location, why did constantine want to move the capitol of the roman empire and what did he rename it?
the western half was being attacked by the invading germans and he renamed the capitol constantinople
how did constantine convince the wealth to move to the "new rome"
he promised to build them palaces
justinian code contained 4 works, what were they?
the digest, the institutes, the novellae, the code
what was the cause of the split between rome and constantinople?
when the church divided so did the 2 countries, the differences between eastern and western churches began to grow
the russian culture grew from the blending of what two countries?
slavic and greek
name the three great rivers of russia?
dnieper, volga, don
who was responsible for converting kiev to christianity?
why were the marriages of daughter and nieces significant to yaroslav and kiev
it helped forge important trading alliances
who was the leader of the mongols
in what ways did invasions change government, economy, and culture?
merchants faced invasions from land and sea buisnesses collapsed, money became scarce
how did monasteries become europes best educated communites
monks opened schools maintained libraries and copied books
how did gregory 1 make the papal power secular
he broadened the authority
how did charlemagne strenghten his power
limiting power of nobles
a political and military system of protective alliances and relationships
describe the relationship between a lord fief and vassal
lords granted land called fiefs to people, the people receiving land were called vassals
name the three taxes serfs had to pay
grain ground, marriage, tithe
what was so important about stirrups and saddles
it kept the knight securely on the horse
the code of chivalry required a knight to devote himself to what three things
earthly feudal lord, heavenly lord, chosen lady
who created the two words during the conflict between the church and government
in what way did people become apart of the christian community