After learning about the early medieval civilizations- the Byzantines, Islamic society, and the Germanic peoples- (Chapter 7 lecture), answer the following question. Follow the directions carefully in order to receive full credit.
Chapter 7 Lecture Question:
In this lecture, we saw that religion often served as a good political tool for rulers. How did Byzantine, Islamic, and Germanic rulers combine religion and politics in their approach to governing?
Directions for Answering the Question:
Using information from the lecture,
Fully describe 1 example for how Byzantine rulers combined religion and politics.
If you discuss an event like the Iconoclastic Controversy, make sure you fully explain why it happened and what it was in addition to which rulers started it and ended it.
Fully describe 1 example for how Islamic rulers combined religion and politics.’
If you give the example of Muhammad, make sure you explain where he became a political leader (in addition to a religious one) and how this helped him take charge of Mecca and Medina.
Fully describe 1 example for how Germanic rulers combined religion and politics.
If you discuss a specific ruler (like Clovis or Charlemagne) make sure you explain specifically (be descriptive!) how they used religion to further their goals.
If you discuss the political roles of religious leaders, make sure you explain why they were given political responsibilities, in addition to what those political roles were.
Important Rules for all Lecture Questions:
Only use information from the lecture to answer the question. These questions are intended to check that you watched and understood the lecture. If you use information from an outside source/s, your assignment will receive a zero.
Fully explain your statements and include specific examples from the lecture.
Explain all information in your own words. Do not quote or copy and paste from the lecture or my powerpoint. Doing so will earn your assignment a zero.
Use good grammar, including complete sentences and correct punctuation. You may use bullet points, but the information you write out beside those bullet points should be complete sentences, not single words or sentence fragments.