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Unformatted text preview: 1354-1453 (collapse of empire) • This occurred because of multiple civil wars, invasions, • Black Death before 1347 • Patriarch now has more authority than emperor • Plethon Gemistos said empire should regroup in southern Greek providence called
maraca Peloponnese • Emperor need new crusade to help get the Turks out of Europe • In Florence Italy, began negotiating a church union 1438-1439 • 1444 Varna battle • 1448 second battle of Kosovo • Albanians-west • Greek-east • In 1453 Mehmet II decided to try to storm Constantinople walls • No one had ever been able to break through the walls • They flooded the city with boats for two months trying to storm the walls with
waves and cannons • Every time the wall got broken a little, the defenders would immediately rebuild
the walls, deterring the invaders attempts ...
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