WHAP Chapter 9 Outline

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Morett, Xavier P.5 WHAP October 19, 2013 Chapter 9 Outline- Civilization in Eastern Europe: Byzantium and Orthodox Europe I. Civilization in Eastern Europe was characterized by powerful empires, religious splits, and a distinct advantage over Western Europe by being more developed and advanced. The Byzantine Empire brought wealth and power to Eastern Europe and connected Europe to the merchants of the outside world, while princes and rulers in other parts of Eastern Europe would give rise to Russia (The third Rome). Religion, namely Christianity, played a key role in Eastern Europe, influencing politics and even leading to a split between Eastern and Western practice. II. Countries/Civilizations: a) The Byzantine Empire (Eastern Europe) i. 330 CE: Constantinople becomes capital of Eastern Roman Empire ii. 527-565 CE: Reign of Justinian (533- tries to reconquer Western lands) iii. 718 CE: Arab attack on Constantinople is defeated iv. 864 CE: Beginning of Christian missionary work of Cyril and Methodius v. 1018 Byzantine army defeats the Bulgarian kingdom vi. 1054 Schism between Eastern and Western Christianity vii. 1100: Byzantine starts to decline; growing attacks from Ottoman Empire viii. 1204: Fourth Crusade; Westerners sack Constantinople ix. 1453: Ottoman Turks capture Constantinople; Byzantine falls b) Post-classical Russia (Eastern Europe) i. 855 CE: Rurik becomes king of Kievan Russia ii.
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