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Unformatted text preview: History 205 Byzantium: Imperial Age January 31, 2007 Lecture 4 Barbarian Problems in the Balkans and Italy 7 th century world history o Islam emerges o Eastern Europe becomes Slavic Areas of analysis for Byzantium in the 7 th century o Italy o Balkans 453 Atilla the Hun died o The Hunnic Empire dissolved o By 500, a new people lived north of the Danube Those people were the Slavs Two groups of Slavs Sklavini o Ancestors of the modern Slavs Antes o Ancestors of Eastern Slavs or Russians The Slavs started to invade Byzantine territory as early as Justins reign After 550, the Slavs stopped raiding just for money and plunder o The Kutrigurs (allies of the Slavs) raided the Balkans and didnt return back across the Danube like they usually did 548 the Slavs reached the Adriatic coast 550 A large group of Slavs attacked Niche The barbarians eventually got within 40 miles of Constantinople 559 Belisarius was brought out of retirement to defend against a barbarian attack on Constantinople Justinian built 600 forts in the Balkans Justinian was unable to slow the barbarian invasion...
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