c8 - Carolingian Empires. 8. List reasons for the fall of...

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CHAPTER 8 STUDY GUIDE Identifications and Vocabulary Alcuin Papal States 5 Pillars of Islam Byzantine Empire Carolingian Renaissance Charlemagne iconoclasm Donation of Constantine manor Treaty of Verdun Quran Bede missi dominici Muhammad Vikings vassal caliphate orthodox *************************** Learning Objectives 1. Describe factors contributing to the rapid rise of the Arab peoples and spread of Islam as a political and religious force. 2. Compare and contrast Byzantine political, religious, and cultural developments with their Roman predecessors. 3. Evaluate the role of religious, ethnic, and regional differences in the rise of early medieval civilizations. 4. Assess the successes and failures of the Frankish and Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. 5. Analyze the rise and fall of the Carolingian Empire. 6. Compare and contrast the political, economic, and social traditions of the Islamic, Byzantine, and Western worlds. 7. Compare and contrast the cultural contributions of the Islamic, Byzantine, and
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Unformatted text preview: Carolingian Empires. 8. List reasons for the fall of Charlemagne's Empire. 9. Define the term Iconoclasm and explain its impact on the early Christian church. *************************** Study Topics 1. What were the characteristics of the Carolingian Renaissance? In what way might it be considered a "re-birth"? (Renaissance means re-birth.) 2. Describe the reasons for the rise and the fall of the Carolingian Empire. How were conditions different during the fall of the Carolingians than they had been during their rise? How were conditions similar? 3. What characteristics distinguished the Byzantine empire from the kingdoms established in western and central Europe? 4. How were the Frankish and Anglo-Saxon kingdoms able to establish relatively stable societies when compared with those in neighboring territories? 5. What strengths and weaknesses were exhibited by the small states that survived Rome's collapse in the West?...
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