The Byzantine Empire

The Byzantine Empire - 10/4/07 Names, Terms, Dates...

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10/4/07 Names, Terms, Dates Justinian the Great Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom) The Institutes Heraclius Themes Caeseropapism Iconoclastic conflict: 726-80: 813-47 Leo III the Isaurian, 717-41 Constantine IV, 721-75 Irene (b. Athens), 780-802 John of Damascus, c. 645-c. 749 Pope Gregory I, 590-604 Outline What is the Byzantine Empire? From Byzantium to Byzantine A Roman Empire in Greek dress Justinian the Roman Heraclius’ and his heirs The organization of the state Emperors and Patriarchs The army: the themes The capital: Constantinople What does the Iconoclastic controversy show us about the Byzantine order? The role of icons Geography and gender Imperial authority What is the Byzantine Empire? Purely historical construct. o 15 th century German fellow. Basically Roman empire, but historians ignored it because true Roman empire (west) already fell. Capital is Constantinople, but it claims descent from Rome.
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