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World Civilization Outline – Chapter 7 The Making of Europe Overview of Chapter 400 to 900 = disintegration of the Western Roman Empire Was considered to be one of humanity’s great political and cultural achievements During the creative and seminal period above Europeans laid the foundation for medieval and modern Europe Europe was used to distinguish it from Africa and Asia; only knew those 3 land masses 16 th century people used the world Europe to refer to the western parts of Eurasia and started calling the continent Europe People living in Europe did not identify themselves as living in Europe for centuries Items that lead to the European civilization were the cultural legacy of Greece and Rome, the customs and tradition of the Germanic peoples, and the Christian faith. Most important was Christianity, because it absorbed and assimilated all of the above Reinterpreted the classics into a Christian sense
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Unformatted text preview: • Instructed the Germanic people and gave them new ideals of living and social behavior • People’s thinking shifted from a social or political sense (German, Celt, Roman) to a religious sense Byzantine Empire served as a buffer between Europe and the east • Preserved the philosophical and scientific texts of the ancient world ○ led to the foundation for the study in science and medicine ○ produced Roman Law called the Justinian Code ○ The Growth of The Christian Church Christianity was a syncretic faith = it was absorbed and adopted many of the religious ideas of the eastern Mediterranean world Judaism gave the concept of monotheism, belief in one God, together with the morals and ethics from the Old Testament Scriptures Orphism = belief that the body is the prison of the soul Hellenistic = derived the notion of the superiority of sprits over matter...
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