Write an essay in response to:
To what extent did religion influence government in the Frankish kingdoms (Merovingian and Carolingian), the Byzantine Empire, and the Islamic Caliphate?
(The content relevant to this essay question is in the Week 8 through Week 10 modules.)
You should organize your essay logically, with a clear argument, an introduction and conclusion, and paragraphs that make clear points. Your ideas and claims should be backed up by historical evidence from module readings and the Michael Burger textbook, as well as some of the six primary sources analyzed in the group discussions and other sources if you wish. Please upload your essay as a .doc or .docx (Microsoft Word) file.
The essay should be around 1000-1500 words in length, but being slightly below or above this will not negatively affect your grade in and of itself – it is the quality of your essay that matters. It will be graded according to the criteria and rubric