STUDY GUIDE- byzantium and islam

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STUDY GUIDE BYZANTIUM AND ISLAM (class notes) Capital @ Constantinople pop apx 1 mil! (huge for this time!) Greek speaking roman aristocracy Emperor Crowned/ consecrated by the patriarch Court rituals adopted from Persian models (mix of euro/mid east) JUSTINIAN! Ruled 47 years! (huge influence) Recognized the Byzantine state Not necessarily the best but knew how to pick BRILLIANT advisors, generals, jurists, (bellasarius- general) Attempted to Christianize the empire LAW!!!!- worked with new and old roman law- made new law code that influenced Euro Theodora! Co-ruler with Justinian Stopped nike rebellion with her calm and reason- stopped Justinian from leaving Saved Constantinople! Successors to these two- not as good- plagued by slavs and avars Political reorganization of empire -provinces (THEMES) reorganized under command of a general Crack down on crime! Adulterers, divorce, abortion= want family life Army recruited from free peasant population Economic transformation -commerce and trade closely controlled (why so successful) New industries- sericulture, luxury items (arms, tapestries, jewelry, ivory) Religious decorative arts! Gold bezant was the new currency 6 th -12 th cent Artistic transformation -merging of two distinct styles- greek and Palestinian Mosaics, no attempt at realism Heraclius (610-641)
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