This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

World History Essay

911 words - 4 pages

Russia
Around 500 AD, the slavic people lived near the Ukraine. Then, they began to move east into modern day Russia and south towards the Byzantine Empire
Around 800 AD, the vikings began to attack (the slavs)
862 AD, the slavs asked a viking, Rurik ‘ the Rus’ to rule over them in Novgorod
Because of viking raids, Europe militarizes itself but they’re still not united

Russian Orthodox Christianity
863 AD, Cyrill and Methodius (brothers), were sent as missionaries by the Christian Church in the Byzantine Empire and they developed an alphabet based on the Greek, that was capable of representing Slavic sounds so they could translate the Bible (The Cyrillic Alphabet)
East of Rome hits ...view middle of the document...

him when he tried to give his 4th son a part of the kingdom
Louis was a very religious but ineffective ruler and he lost power to the counts
His empire was plagued by civil war, between him and his sons, through 840 AD
When Louis dies, his sons continued fighting for another 3 years but stop with the Treaty of Verdun (843 AD)
Charles the Bald in the west, Lothiar I in the middle, and Louis the German in the east
Charles and Louis have Lothiar murdered and split his territory in 870 AD
The Kingdom weakened as they continued to fight over boundaries, the counts no longer obeyed them, and they lost land to the Muslims, Slavs, and Magyars

Feudalism
A social, political, and economic society where there was constant fighting between the counts
After the vikings died down, Europe had no one to fight so they started fighting each other
98% of the population were peasants
Free peasants had talents
Serfs owed debt to the land
Manor consisted of a manor house & serfs would work the domain
Three sections
Those who work (peasants)
Education was rare & starvation was common
Those who fight (nobles)
When they weren’t fighting they were practicing
Chain mail protected you from indirect hits
Crossbows were outlawed in Christian-Christian warfare
Plate armor was heavy but protected you well
Those who pray (clergy)
Social, political, and economic functions
Medieval Church became like a government
Church’s biggest weapon was excommunication
Two types of clergy
Regular clergy (monks, lived in monasteries & nuns, lived in convents)
Secular clergy (priests, bishops, & cardinals)
Provided schools for the upper class children, hospitals, inns, & refuge in war times
Monks copied books & illuminated manuscripts

Alfred the Great
King of Wessex in 871...

Other Papers Like World History

History of World War 2 Essay

2765 words - 12 pages Name Class Date Professor A History of World War 2 World War 2 was a very interest time period, and there were a lot of different factors that helped to contribute to the war. Many different nations got involved in this war, with each of them choosing a different side, this led to many rivalries. It also caused hard feelings between many nations, because before the war they may have had a close friendship between the countries, but after

World History Essay

1223 words - 5 pages Student Names: Instructor’s Name: Course: 23 May 2014 Giovanni DiPlano Carpini was among the first European persons to enter the Great Khan’s court in the empire of Mongol. He was a Serbian primate as well as the Archbishop of Antivari between 1247 and 1252. He was also a disciple of Saint Francis of Assisi and held great reputation within the Fransiscan order. It is after the Mongol invasion on Eastern Europe and Legnica battle that

World History

551 words - 3 pages Mahatma Gandhi describes western civilization as a force in the world that even though can be seen as a great idea is essentially everything that’s wrong with the modern world. Gandhi gives the notion that the more people give in to the culture of western civilizations the more they give up on what truly makes humans human. Gandhi states the difference between cultures when he states, “But from the present civilization, or, rather, from western

A History of the World in Six Glasses

2673 words - 11 pages A HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN SIX GLASSES By Tom Standage (2005) PART ONE: Dialectical Journal Passage | Reaction(Reflection, Question, Connection, or Evaluation) | (Beer) “The most likely explanation for this preference is that, unlike food, beverages can genuinely be shared. When several people drink beer from the same vessel, they are all consuming the same liquid; when cutting up a piece of meat, in contrast, some parts are usually deemed

World History Test Review

557 words - 3 pages History Test Review Chapter 1-6 Vikings were the 1st white men to come to America, but not intently Archeological remains were found in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia Christopher Columbus effectively discovered America in 1492 Tried to find a water way to the East Queen gave him 3 ship Spanish completed the Grenada in 1492 “ “ ran the Muslims and Jews out of Spain 3 S’s Silk, Sugar, Spices

Othello, World History

841 words - 4 pages If I was to host a ball, and could invite five leaders I would want to invite Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks, Abraham Lincoln, Barack Obama, and Patricia Harris. I would choose these five people because they have made a difference in this world and changed it forever and if it was not for them who would know how the world would be now. I know it would be probably way different. I would want to ask them a lot of questions about their

A Thematic Essay About How Religon Has Affected The World And History

615 words - 3 pages Throughout history many national choices have been affected by certain factors. One of these factors is religion or philosophy. Religion has greatly effected nations' people and government. Each religion or philosophy affects different countries and people. They have different beleifs and philosophy. Religion or philosophy has also greatly affected the ideas of people. 3 major religions or philosophy which accuratley portrait these affects of

Writing History: Capote's Novel Has Lasting Effect on Journalism by Van Jensen - Special to the Journal-World

1771 words - 8 pages Writing history: Capote's novel has lasting effect on journalism By Van Jensen - Special to the Journal-World April 3, 2005 Madeleine Blais teaches Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood" in journalism classes because it is compelling and beautiful, she said, a masterpiece. She uses the book to show her students at the University of Massachusetts what journalism can be, how it can reach past the ordinary. How it can blend the reportage of fact

Ap World History Chapter 2 Notes

1037 words - 5 pages Events/Important/key Dates • 7,000~ 4,000 BCE: Spread of agriculture through most of Middle east. • 5,000 BCE: Farming along Nile River • 4,000 BCE: Sumerians settle in Tigris- Euphrates valley • 4,000 BCE: Sumerians (a people who had migrated into the area from the north) provided final boost toward establishing civilization • 4,000 BCE: cumulative effects of agriculture & technology → civilization as a new organizational form (wheel

A Description And History Pirates Around The World

1133 words - 5 pages ." Online. www.bartleby.com. 2/10/01.Garwood, Val. The World of The Pirate. New York: Peter Bedrick Books.1997."Pirates." The Encyclopedia Britannica. 2000Platt, Richard. Pirate. New York: Alfred A. Knops. 1994.Wilczynski, Krzysztof. "Pirate Facts." Online. www.pirateinfo.com. 2/10/01.

A History of Peacekeeping in Australia Since World War Ii

3663 words - 15 pages Keeping the Peace 2 257 words “Explain how Australia met the world through peacekeeping efforts in the Post-war period” Since the end of World War II, Australia has become increasingly aware of its image in the global arena. Australia has long been proud of its reputation as a strong supporter of the United Nations and in short a “good

Related Essays

World History Essay

589 words - 3 pages How would you write the History of the World? The history of the world is a very broad and extremely extensive topic to cover. There are literally endless amounts of information that one could write about for a world history coarse or textbook. Where one starts amidst the vast sea of our worlds history is a large part of where the coarse or text will go. For a coarse such as this one, based on modern world history with the emphasis on

World History Essay 652 Words

652 words - 3 pages Nazis Born on June 12, 1929, Anne Frank was a German-Jewish teenager who was forced to go into hiding during the Holocaust. She and her family, along with four others, spent 25 months during World War II in an annex of rooms above her father's office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. During the two years in hiding which Anne refers to as "a time when the ideals are being shattered and destroyed, when the worst side of human nature predominates, when

World History Essay 720 Words

720 words - 3 pages Common World History Vocabulary Absolutism: the acceptance of or belief in absolute principles in political philosophical, ethical, or theological matter. Agriculture: the science of practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products. Aristocracy: the highest class in certain societies, especially those holding hereditary titles or offices

World History Essay Question

589 words - 3 pages Essay Question The past which is now history was how it was for many reasons. A big role that played its part in history is the environment. In the ancient world, the environment affected building, religion, and farming for all civilizations. The environment affected building in the ancient world for reasons such as it controlled how big and where the civilizations were, all of the civilizations were along fresh water sources whether it be