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.
Who was the most important of the early Byzantine rulers?
In Byzantium, the ________ provided land to peasants in exchange for military service.
Byzantine empire regulations limited individuals to participate in only one phase of ________, to prevent the creation of a monopoly.
the silk industry
The most important city in Byzantium and probably in the Mediterranean was
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 wealthiest and most powerful city organized by the Slavs in Russia was
The most important catalyst for increased Byzantine influence in Russia was
the conversion of Prince Vladimir to Orthodox Christianity
Abu al-Abbas became well known in the court of Charlemagne as a
gift from the Abbasid court.
Historians use the term middle ages to refer to the
era from about 500 to 1500 C.E
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.
The term feudalism
is a term that has fallen out of favor among historians.
The relationship between lord and retainer was
In the early middle ages, the economic activity of western Europe was
adapted the Benedictine rule as guidance for nuns
Which of the following social services was NOT provided by monasteries?
banks, shops, factories
Constantinople finally fell in 1453 to the
By the late 6th century, Byzantium became the Mediterranean world's leading producer of
What city, influenced heavily by Constantinople, was most important in the early rise of Russia
The only classical society that survived in the centuries after 400CE was the
Byzantium's major advantage was
its strategic position on the Bosporus
Justinian's most important and long-lasting political achievement was
his codification of Roman Law
A direct challenge to the Byzantine emperor arose in the year 800 when the pope gave and imperial crown to the Frankish King.