Since this is an open book exam, you should support your argument with specific examples from sources in and in addition to the textbook. Simple parenthetical citations will suffice: e.g., (Bennett, 256). The essay will be graded according to how well it 1) develops an argument, 2) supports its argument with evidence, and 3) demonstrates a solid understanding of the material we have studied in the course thus far. prompt: In our textbook, Medieval Europe, Bennett makes a claim that “Sovereignty—that is, unchallenged authority over laws, government, diplomacy, and public institutions of a state—was a critical foundation stone for the nation-states of modern Europe.” (Bennett, 396). How did the development, or lack of development, of strong monarchical states in the Medieval period set the stage for differing forms of rule? Explain the major differences in development between the states of Western, Central, and Eastern Europe from 1000-1500. Please draw on specific evidence from Bennett, Aberth, and our other readings (primary sources, videos) in formulating your answer.