Religion_and_empire_cont_4

Religion_and_empire_cont_4 - Religion and empire cont....

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Religion and empire cont. Eastern roman empires e (Heirs after Western collapse): Byzantium, Germanic West, Islamic empire e Byzantine Empire: Eastern Roman Empire More successful Less frontier issues Rulers more competent More urbanized/cultured Still had religious divisions e Hindsight: see evolution of Byzantine eastern orthodox and Roman catholics but contemporaries don’t see difference Byzantine empires e Historians divide into 3 main periods: Constantinople 324 to Arab/Islam expansion in 632 632 to Turks in Asia Minor (1071)/ fall to Western Crusaders in 1204 From 1071/1204 to fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453 e Eastern Empire: Byzantine Christian: Eastern Orthodox e Emperor Justinian and wife Empress Theodora (ruled 527-565 A.D.) Strong through an uprising Codification of Roman Law Attempts to reunite the Empire Social: Ex. Church, Hippodromes Hagia Sophia (Dome architecture, Mosaics) Crisis: Plague, Islamic forces Barbarian invasions
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Ex. Germanic Invasions
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