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According to the Byzantine historian Procopius, who was responsible for introducing silk production to the Mediterranean?
two Christian monks
From the fall of Rome to the twelfth century, ________ was the political and economic powerhouse of the Mediterranean region.
the Byzantine empire
the effort by Constantine to reign as emperor and actively control ecclesiastical affairs.
The attitude of Byzantine rulers towards their subjects and court was
highly formal, with an emphasis on protocol and lavish dress.
Byzantine empire regulations limited individuals to participate in only one phase of ________, to prevent the creation of a monopoly.
the silk industry
In 1054 C.E., the patriarch of the Byzantine church and the Catholic pope
mutually excommunicated each other, creating a schism that continues today.
The most important catalyst for increased Byzantine influence in Russia was
the conversion of Prince Vladimir to Orthodox Christianity
Which of the following was done by Charlemagne?
He built an impressive, if relatively short-lived, empire in western Europe.
The Carolingian empire dissolved because
A)Charlemagne's descendants were politically weak and disunited.
B)Vikings began raiding northern France.
C) Charlemagne's grandsons divided the empire into three parts.
D) Magyars raided France from the east.
What city, influenced heavily by Constantinople, was most important in the early rise of Russia
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