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Ch 7 outline (Western Civ. Hist. 100)

Ch 7 outline (Western Civ. Hist. 100) - 3 Follow the law C...

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1 Chap. 7: Byzantine Empire, Islam, Franks I. Byzantine Empire A. Roman Empire 1. Rules in East 2. In absence of emperor in West, reigns in West 3. Uses Roman Law B. Religion 1. Emperor is supreme. 2. Patriarch of Constantinople is chief cleric in Church. 3. State/Church question decided in favor of State. 4. State became involved in religious controversies. 5. Some religious differences between eastern and western churches arise. 6. Solitary monasticism rather than big monasteries C. Big bureaucracy D. Expansion into Balkan peninsula II. Islam (“obedience”) A. Muhammad B. Islamic faith 1. Muhammad is man through whom God’s will has been revealed 2. Based on Jewish and Christian teachings
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Unformatted text preview: 3. Follow the law C. Expansion (629-732) 1. Breathtaking rapidity 2. Reasons a. Byzantine Empire in trouble b. Used non-Muslim captive converts for army 3. Divisions within Islam 4. Life under Islam III. Western Europe A. Variety of Germanic and non-Germanic peoples rule western part of Roman Empire B. “Dark Ages” 1.Decrease in classical knowledge (preserved in Celtic areas) 2. Roman Law fuzzy C. Franks D. Charlemagne E. Aftermath 1. Carolingian kingdom split among three grandsons by Treaty of Verdun (843) 2. Influences map of Europe today-Middle Kingdom ambiguous...
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