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If you had lived in the Roman Empire, where would you rather have lived – in the towns or in the countryside? Explain why.

[0.031] An Empire Across Three Continents
Chapter: [0.031] An Empire Across Three Continents
Concept: Focus: Roman Empire, 27 BCE to 600 CE

Compile a list of some of the towns, cities, rivers, seas and provinces mentioned in this chapter, and then try and find them on the maps. Can you say something about any three of the items in the list you have compiled?

[0.031] An Empire Across Three Continents
Chapter: [0.031] An Empire Across Three Continents
Concept: Focus: Roman Empire, 27 BCE to 600 CE

Imagine that you are a Roman housewife preparing a shopping list for household requirements. What would you add on the list?

[0.031] An Empire Across Three Continents
Chapter: [0.031] An Empire Across Three Continents
Concept: Focus: Roman Empire, 27 BCE to 600 CE

Why do you think the Roman government stopped coining in silver? And which metal did it begin to use for the production of coinage?

[0.031] An Empire Across Three Continents
Chapter: [0.031] An Empire Across Three Continents
Concept: Focus: Roman Empire, 27 BCE to 600 CE

Suppose the emperor Trajan had actually managed to conquer India and the Romans had held on to the country for several centuries. In what ways do you think India might be different today?

[0.031] An Empire Across Three Continents
Chapter: [0.031] An Empire Across Three Continents
Concept: Focus: Roman Empire, 27 BCE to 600 CE

Go through the chapter carefully and pick out some basic features of Roman society and economy which you think make it look quite modern.

[0.031] An Empire Across Three Continents
Chapter: [0.031] An Empire Across Three Continents
Concept: Focus: Roman Empire, 27 BCE to 600 CE

Why was trade so significant to the Mongols?

[0.033] Nomadic Empires
Chapter: [0.033] Nomadic Empires
Concept: The Nature of Nomadism

Why did Genghis Khan feel the need to fragment the Mongol tribes into new social and military groupings?

[0.033] Nomadic Empires
Chapter: [0.033] Nomadic Empires
Concept: The Nature of Nomadism

How do later Mongol reflections on the yasa bring out the uneasy relationship they had with the memory of Genghis Khan?

[0.033] Nomadic Empires
Chapter: [0.033] Nomadic Empires
Concept: The Nature of Nomadism

'If history relies upon written records produced by city-based literati, nomadic societies will always receive a hostile representation.' Would you agree with this statement? Does it explain the reason why Persian chronicles produced such inflated figures of casualties resulting from Mongol campaigns?

[0.033] Nomadic Empires
Chapter: [0.033] Nomadic Empires
Concept: The Nature of Nomadism

Keeping the nomadic element of the Mongol and Bedouin societies in mind, how, in your opinion, did their respective historical experiences differ? What explanations would you suggest account for these difference?

[0.033] Nomadic Empires
Chapter: [0.033] Nomadic Empires
Concept: The Nature of Nomadism

How does the following account enlarge upon the character of the Pax Mongolica created by the Mongols by the middle of the thirteenth century'?

The Franciscan monk, William of Rubruck, was sent by Louis IX of France on an embassy to the great Khan Mongke's court. He reached Karakorum, the capital of Mongke. in 1254 and come upon a woman from Lorraine (in France) called Paquette, who had been brought from Hungary and was in the service of one of the prince's wives who was a Nestorian Christian. At the court he came across a Parisian goldsmith named Guillaume Boucher, 'whose brother dwelt on the Grand Pont in Paris'. This man was first employed by the Queen Sorghaqtani and than by Mongke's younger brother. Rubruck found that at the great court festivals the Nestorian priests were admitted first, with their regalia, to bless the Grand Khan's cup, and were followed by the Muslim clergy and Buddhist arid Taoist monks.
[0.033] Nomadic Empires
Chapter: [0.033] Nomadic Empires
Concept: The Nature of Nomadism

Describe two features of early feudal society in France.

[0.040999999999999995] Three Orders
Chapter: [0.040999999999999995] Three Orders
Concept: Feudal Society and Economy

How did long term changes in population levels affect economy and society in Europe?

[0.040999999999999995] Three Orders
Chapter: [0.040999999999999995] Three Orders
Concept: Feudal Society and Economy

Why did knights become a distinct group, and when did they decline?

[0.040999999999999995] Three Orders
Chapter: [0.040999999999999995] Three Orders
Concept: Feudal Society and Economy

What was the function of medieval monasteries?

[0.040999999999999995] Three Orders
Chapter: [0.040999999999999995] Three Orders
Concept: Feudal Society and Economy

Imagine and describe a day in the life of a craftsman in a medieval French town.

[0.040999999999999995] Three Orders
Chapter: [0.040999999999999995] Three Orders
Concept: Feudal Society and Economy

Compare the conditions of life for a French serf and a Roman slave.

[0.040999999999999995] Three Orders
Chapter: [0.040999999999999995] Three Orders
Concept: Feudal Society and Economy

Which elements of Greek and Roman culture were revived in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries?

[0.042] Changing Cultural Traditions
Chapter: [0.042] Changing Cultural Traditions
Concept: New Ideas and New Trends in Literature and Arts

Compare the details of Italian architecture of the period with Islamic architecture.

[0.042] Changing Cultural Traditions
Chapter: [0.042] Changing Cultural Traditions
Concept: New Ideas and New Trends in Literature and Arts
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