Many features of medieval christendom have extended

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A.Many features of medieval Christendom have extended into the modern era. 1.crusading motivated Spanish and Portuguese explorers 2.merchants’ freedom and eagerness to borrow technologies helped lead to capitalism and industrialization 3.endemic military conflict found terrible expression in twentieth century 4.ongoing “faith and reason”controversy 5.Eastern Orthodox/Roman Catholic division of Christianity remains 6.universities were a medieval creation 7.as was the concept of a separation between religious and political authority B.But knowing outcome of story can be a disadvantage for historians. 1.historical actors do not possess such knowledge 2.few in 500 C.E. would have predicted that Europe would be the primary center of Christianity 3.or that Christian communities in Africa and Asia would wither away 4.or that Western Europe would overtake Byzantium 5.or Europe’s rising importance after1500 C.E.
CHAPTER 10 THE WORLDS OF CHRISTENDOM: CONTRACTION, EXPANSION, AND DIVISION 223CHAPTER QUESTIONS Following are answer guidelines for the Big Picture Questions, Seeking the Main Point Question, Margin Review Questions, Portrait Question, and Documents and Visual Sources Feature Questions that appear in the textbook chapter. For your convenience, the questions and answer guidelines are also available in the Computerized Test Bank. Big Picture Questions 1.What accounts for the different historical trajectories of the Byzantine and West European expressions of Christendom?

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