1. Medieval Europe
500s to 1500s
3. Byzantine Empire –
Eastern Europe & Eastern Mediterranean
eastern part of the Roman Empire
remained with Roman politics and
Its military, culture, and commerce
remained strong after the fall of the
Western part of the Roman Empire.
4. By the 1000s ce, the Byzantine Empire was
losing territory to the Islamic Turks & weak
states in Western Europe were forming.
5. Western Europe
down and trade was
shifted to rural
remained a major