An integration of events in APWH
S- Merchants weren't given as much power, government depended on peasants for majority of tax revenue, military later recruited foreigners by offering them land, kings losing power to the church, there were many different cultures (Greek, Slavic, and Roman), Boyars were the Russian aristocrats, women were still nowhere near equal, but had greater economic status
P- Began development when Constantinople was established as the Roman capital, Emperor Justinian sought to restore full extent of Roman Empire, established code of lays that layed out fairness such as trial by jury
Transitional period in China
Europeans invade Muslim areas to recapture "holy land". They are successful at first, due to the element of surprise, and briefly establish the kingdom of Jerusalem. However, they soon lost this kingdom. The Muslim world remained largely unaffected, but the crusade helped pull the Europeans out of the dark ages.