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European christendom intro


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European christendom intro

  1. 1. Medieval Europe European Christendom
  2. 3. Byzantine Empire – Eastern Europe <ul><li>The eastern part of the Roman Empire remained with Roman traditions and Greek culture. </li></ul><ul><li>Its military, culture, and commerce remained strong after the fall of the Western part of the Roman Empire. </li></ul>
  3. 6. Western Europe <ul><li>Central government broke down and trade was disrupted </li></ul><ul><li>Cities were abandoned and population centers shifted to rural areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Christianity remained a major unifying force throughout most of Western Europe. Christianity spread to the Germanic tribes. </li></ul>
  4. 8. By the 1000s ce, the Byzantine Empire was losing territory to the Islamic Turks & weak states in Western Europe were forming.
  5. 9. CRUSADES