Students will compare and contrast the institutions in feudal Western Europe and the Byzantine Empire ca. 500 to ca. 1200.
- An Age of Expanding Connections, ca. 500 – ca. 1500
New power arrangements emerged across Eurasia. Political states and empires employed a variety of techniques for expanding and maintaining control. Periods of relative stability allowed for significant cultural, technological, and scientific innovations.
Following the fall of the Roman Empire, divergent societies emerged in Europe.