What are the major characteristics of a universalizing religion
What are the major characteristics of a universalizing
religion, for the period from 300 to 600 CE? In what specific
ways do Christianity, Buddhism, and other religious
developments in this period fit this model? What traditions do
What factors contributed to the “fall” of the Roman Empire in
the west? How do Christianity and the rise of Byzantium
challenge the notion that Rome “fell”?
Explain the role of the Sasanians and the Sogdians in
fostering connections along the Silk Roads.
What are some of the ways in which Buddhism universalized
this period, and what impact did this have on South Asia and
In what ways did Teotihuacan and later the Mayans bring a
degree of unity to parts of Mesoamerica? What factors