CLASS DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 1. What defines the postclassical period in Western Europe?
2. What were the signs of vitality in Western Europe?
3. Define manorialism and feudalism.
4. What developments in ninth and tenth-century Western Europe pointed the way to
political and economic recovery?
5. Describe the various political units of Western Europe between 1000 and 1400.
6. How was theology linked to classical rationalism during the Middle Ages?
7. What were the signs of economic prosperity after 1000?
8. What were the political values of the Middle Ages?
9. What were the crises of the later Middle Ages?