Compare and contrast the Eastern and Western halves of the Roman Empire and examine the development of the unique Byzantine culture. Discuss this in terms of social, political and economic structures.
Examine the fall of the western half of the Roman Empire. What contributed to its fall?
What new technological innovations contributed to the medieval agricultural revolution? How did the agricultural revolution contribute to the development of manors and cities?
What four factors led to the economic boom in the 12th and 13th century? Provide specific examples of these factors in your discussion.