Stearns, Chapter Nine
Civilization in Eastern Europe: Byzantium and Orthodox Europe

Directions:  Answer any FIVE of the following inquiries in complete sentences.  Your responses must be either typewritten double spaced, or neatly written in blue or black ink. Responses written in pencil or odd colored inks will not be accepted.  You may email your responses if wish at your own risk, but you are responsible whether your responses are received or not.


1.      What is the significance of the Byzantine Empire to the civilization of Europe?


2.      Compare and contrast the development of civilization in Eastern and Western Europe.


3.      How does Orthodox Christianity differ from Roman Catholicism.


4.      Discuss the similarities in Byzantine and Chinese political organization.


5.      What are the reasons for the decline of the Byzantine Empire?


6.      How did the Byzantine Empire influence the development of Russia?


7.      How did Eastern Europe fall behind Western Europe in Political development?