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2-7-08 - HISTORY 211 Islamdom and Christendom Terms Great...

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HISTORY 211 Islamdom and Christendom 2/7/08 Terms Great Schism (1054) o Period of colonial growth brought Latins into contact with eastern Christians, made eastern Christians realize the west is heretical Palaeologi o Militantly anti-Latin Byzantine regime o Formed alliances with Turks because they found them less threatening than Latins Constantine IX (+1453) o Tuesday, May 29, 1453: killed in action defending Constantinople o End of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire o Orthodox Christianity does not fall with him Caliph doesn’t care about your worship habits, as long as you pay your taxes Hagia Sophia o Built in 6 th century, symbol of Byzantine technological and spiritual prowess o Architecture based not on basilica but with central plan based on dome o Byzantine church is designed to represent on earth heavenly spheres, basically all replicas of Hagia Sophia Mosaic o Establishes visual hierarchy in terms of holiness departing from highest part of church (conch of dome) downward
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