Bruce A. McMenomy, Ph.D. and Christe A. McMenomy, Ph.D. for Scholars Online
2017-18: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
30: Mon, Dec 18, 2017
Please read the chapter and take the quiz by midnight on Sun, Dec 17, 2017.
Please also post in the forum for the day a short essay in response to this question:
The way we use the resources we have depends at least in part on how we understand those resources. A changing impression of the world and the nature of social and political reality radically changed in the West, while it changed more subtly and gradually in the East. Though it was initially the dominant part, the Western Roman Empire formally collapsed in 476, while the Eastern Roman Empire lasted as a continuous polity until 1453. The physical resources of both parts of the Roman world were generally about the same for the whole time, but the nature of how they were used changed radically. What in the West allowed and enabled people to formulate new states and forms of law? In what ways did the East take a different path? You may want to consider specifically:
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