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18. Justinian and Theodora

18. Justinian and Theodora - himself and his...

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Justinian and Theodora - Ruled the Byzantine Empire from 527-565 in Constantinople - He wanted to reunite the empire as it had been under Augustus - His wife was Theodora - Advised him in much of his ruling decisions - Became very influential - Very religious - Launched many military expeditions to win back Western Europe and North Africa after the immigrations of the 4 th and 5 th centuries - Had a great passion for law and theology - Wanted to preserve social order based on hierarchy and maintain divine favor for
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Unformatted text preview: himself and his subjects-Caused social unrest-Horrible taxes-Nika riot was when his tax collectors went crazy and rioted along with the citizens-Wanted to defeat the Vandals and the Ostrogoths and reunite the Western and Eastern empires-Re-occupied parts of Africa, Italy, and Spain-Efforts ruined the economy-Introduced a codex of laws...
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