8 -- Part 9: Continuity and Change in Europe and Western Asia
The making of glass and roof tiles are technological processes.
The Romans and barbarians had a lot of violence and destruction, even in Byzantium.
In the middle of the era covered in this chapter, a new force emerged that had a significant impact on Europe and western Asia.
The Byzantine Empire and the barbarian kingdoms in the Iberian peninsula fell to Arab forces in the seventh and eighth centuries.
The Franks established the most powerful state in Europe because of their reputation as victors over Islam.
Islam continued to shape European culture and politics in subsequent centuries.
The fall of the Roman Empire may have been a turning point in world history, but the expansion of Islam may have been even more dramatic.
The Muslims adopted and adapted Greek, Byzantine, and Persian political and cultural institutions.
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There are some basic terms about this period.
A more advanced understanding of the chapter material is required for the exercise below.
The Byzantine Empire and the Christian Church have a role to play in preserving the legacy of GrecoRoman civilization by describing their contributions in two key areas: politics and government, and culture and ideas.
Now that you've reviewed key elements of the chapter, try to see the bigger picture.
In your answers, use specific examples from the chapter.
The Western Roman Empire and the Eastern Roman Empire were both in existence prior to the fall of the Western Roman Empire.
Before and after the fall of the Roman Empire in the West, compare and contrast Europe and western Asia.
Imagine that you have to explain Chapter 8 to someone who hasn't read it.