World History Homework Five Answers - Student 12

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--FrederickT3 13:57, 9 October 2011 (EDT) (start)

1. What is the difference between the "Holy Roman Empire" and the Roman Empire?

The Holy Roman Empire came into existence with the coronation of Charlemagne through the pope in Rome on Christmas Day A.D. 800. This was thought as a continuation of the Roman Empire in the sense that one emperor ruled over all of Western Europe. There was initially, however, a clear understanding of the superiority of the Pope because it was he who invested Charlemagne and subsequent emperors with their worldly power.
Excellent answer.

No Q2???

An oversight!

3. Who was "Charles the Hammer," and why was he important?

Charles Martell led the victorious Christian armies in the Battle of Tours in 732 against the Muslim troops. This effectively halted the Muslim expansion in the West (Spain at the time was largely Muslim) and Europe remained Christian.
Misspelled his name. (Minus 1). Otherwise this answer is good.

4. Explain what feudalism in Western Europe was.

Feudalism was a hierarchical system of rule, where nobles received land (the "fief") from the Emperor and in turn rented it out to their "vassals". The vassals owned the land and effectively also the peasants working on the land.
A bit of an overstatement to say that the vassals "owned" the peasants, but full credit given.

5. How many "pillars" of Islam are there? Pick two of them and discuss them briefly.

There are Five Pillars of Islam:
Submission is to one God, Allah.
Comment: This is very similar to the first of the ten commandments of Christianity.
Prayer is to Allah five times a day while facing Mecca.
Fasting for the entire month of Ramadan, where no food is allowed to be eaten during daylight hours.
Almsgiving: Muslims must donate to the poor.
Comment: Unlike atheists, Muslims are very charitable.
The Hajj or pilgrimage is made at least once during a Muslims lifetime to Mecca
No, the concept of "submission" is not similar to Christian love and faith, or the Ten Commandments. (Minus 1). Otherwise good.

6. Discuss one of the major civilizations or tribes in Central and South America in the lecture, and contrast it with another major civilization or tribe from that area.

7. Discuss feudalism and religion in Japan.

8. Write an essay about any aspect of the lecture.

9. What was the Carolingian Court?

10. Add 3 terms to the Study Guide (or 5 terms to earn credit for two questions).

Incidentally, you haven't graded my answers to homework four yet.

Grade here: 38/40. Good work.--Andy Schlafly 16:55, 16 October 2011 (EDT)