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Unformatted text preview: kingdoms, and the Roman empire were created. B. How would you rate the quality of life in the Roman Empire, to judge by the Golden Ass ? C. What does it mean to say that the Roman Empire fell? When did this happen, if it did? Be sure to distinguish between various parts of the Empire. To what extent did the Roman Empire survive after its so-called fall? D. What historical factors account for the rapid spread of Christianity? What historical factors account for the rapid spread of Islam? E. Be prepared to define and describe feudalism. F. Be prepared to define and describe manorialism. G. What are the major political entities (kingdoms, empires, caliphates, etc.) that existed in Europe in the medieval period? H. Describe the relationship between the citizen and the state in the various epochs that we have studied in the second part of the course (since the first mid-term). (The Golden Ass and the two lives of Charlemagne may be relevant here.)...
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- Spring '08