Three Medieval Cultures and Western Civilization
A look at the western European, the Byzantine and the Islamic cultures during the medieval period.
# 142413 | 1,000 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in History (European) , History (Religion) , Religion and Theology (Islam) , European Studies (Byzantine Empire, 500 A.D-1500 A.D.)
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This paper includes references to several secondary sources, as well as citations to several original sources in translation, such as "The Institutes of the Emperor Justinian" and the "History of the Franks" by the nobleman Gregory of Tours. It discusses the commonalities and differences of the various cultures.
From the Paper:"In 410, Visigoths sacked Rome (Thompson & Johnson 92). In 1492, Christopher Columbus said west from Spain, seeking to find a water route to China (Thompson & Johnson 1032; Winks & Ruiz 258-61). In its broadest terms, the medieval period was that period of some 1100 years between these two events. The Medieval period was so widely varied that to try to discuss it as a unitary whole is pointless. During the medieval period, three remarkable and distinct cultures arose: the western European, the Byzantine; and the Islamic. These three cultures were in many ways diverse to the point of antagonism."
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