March 7 - Review of First Half of Class

March 7 - Review of First Half of Class - History 205...

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History 205 Byzantium: Imperial Age March 7, 2007 Review of First Half of Class By the end of Justinian’s reign, most of the Mediterranean was once again a “Roman Lake” Avars, Slavs, Lombards, Persians invade from east and west Herakleios was able to reconquer most of the lost lands By 711 – The Islamic Conquests conquered all of the Sassanian Empire, the Middle East, North Africa, and Spain 674-678 – Siege of Constantinople o Constantinople held out 717-718 – Another siege of Constantinople o Constantinople held out again The loss of Egypt and Syria was the loss of ¾ of their tax revenue Changes that the Byzantine Empire Went Through : Size of the empire Loss of religious diversity Loss of cultural diversity Structure of society changed o 7 th century saw the emperor and the central state exerting more and more power over its resources o Increasingly strong central government Central Government: o Taxes collected directly by the central government
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