Eastern Europe and Russia, AP World History p.2


Theme #1: Map 9.3, p. 205

This demonstrated theme #1 because the city of Kiev, the Russian capital, is located in the area of a marsh. They obviously put the captial there so that there would be water for agriculture and irrigation systems, because marshes are full of water.

Theme #2

In this picture, the emperor Justinian is seen with military and church officials. This is big for Justinian because he conquered a lot of territory and the Byzantines are connected heavily to the church (MyHistoryLab). The chruch and conquering things is their culture; it was developed in Ancient Rome.

Theme #3: Map 9.2, p.203 (Found on Important Maps Page)

This shows the state-building, expansion, and conflict of the Byzantine Empire from 1000-1100. This is huge, because they started to regain much of the territory lost when Justinian was emperor.

Theme #4: Visualizing the Past box, p. 312

This shows the creation, expansion, and interaction of economic systems by showing the greatest economic system of the day; the Mongol united Global Exchange Network. Everything and anything was traded east to west and vice versa.

Theme #5: Figure 9.1, p. 195

This shows the development and transformation of social structures because of the transformation of Russia from polytheistic to monothiestic (more specifically Christianity) religion.
Emily A. 1/26/11