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    Western civilization questions:

    1. Islam expanded rapidly in part because:

    2. Why did Constantine move the capital of the Empire from Rome to New Rome (Constantinople)?

    3. Gregory I (r. 590-604) provides an excellent example of..

    4. The Doctrine of Petrine Succession asserts that...

    5. The hijra formed a turning point in Muhammad's career because it:

    6. Arabia had never been conquered by either the Byzantines or the Persians because..

    7. What is the most enduring accomplishment of the reign of Justinian the Great?

    8. Iconoclasm, the policy initiated by rEmperor Leo III, equired that...

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    1. Islam expanded rapidly in part because:

    of Islamic toleration for "People of the Book."
    The Qur'an and Muhammad's stated that "People of the Book" (e.g. Jews and Christians) be allowed freedom of worship.

    2. Why did Constantine move the capital of the Empire from Rome to New Rome (Constantinople)?

    The wealth and larger Christian population of the region.
    The importance of Rome as the seat of the governmental power of the empire had been gradually decreasing over time because many important political figures had moved out into the countryside. Thus, Rome's political influence over the region declined. Constantine established a new capital for the Empire and named it Constantinople after himself. This new capital is partly due to his decision to adopt Christianity, and partly due to the ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution highlights several significant historical events/people that are explored in a Western Civilization course. Some of these include: the Doctrine of Petrine Succession, the expansion of Islam, and the reign of Justinian the Great.