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Byzantium: Building the Dream On a separate sheet, answer the following questions briefly, using the film and your textbook. Type or print them and hand them in on Monday. You will get as many as 5 points for this. 1. The Byzantine Empire inherited the cultures of which two older civilizations, or empires? 2. Constantine built three important centers in his new city: what were they? (hint: one was a race track, the Hippodrome) 3. Agree or disagree: Because Constantinople was a Christian city, people did not engage much in trade, and wealth was discouraged 4. The film spends a lot of time on the island of Marmo, where stone to build the new city was quarried. What does the stone look like? The narrator calls Constantinople a “pre-fabricated city”: what does he mean?
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Unformatted text preview: 6. What was the typical diet of the people in Constantinople? 7. Who were Justinian and Theodora? 8. Why was the Church of Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom) important? What is it now? 9. Agree or disagree: The Macedonian emperors were barbarians who took over the Byzantine Empire in the 10 th century and destroyed it. 10. Who were the Seljuk Turks and what was their religion? Who were the Ottoman Turks? 11. On the last day of the Byzantine Empire, the Emperor and his knights came to the church of Holy Wisdom to pray, then left their families there and went out to die. Who finally conquered the city? In what year? What did the conquerors do when the city fell?...
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This note was uploaded on 05/13/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '11 term at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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