The Commonwealth of Byzantium

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The Commonwealth of Byzantium The Byzantine Empire took its name from Byzasntion or Byzantium known as a market town/ fishing village. Byzantion was imperial due to its natural harbor AKA golden Horn, as well as the access to the lands of Anatolia, SW Asia, and SE Europe. The Roman Emperor, Constantine made Byzantion the new capital named Constantinople. Once the Ottoman Turks took over in 1453 CE they renamed Constantinople to Istanbul. The western Roman empire fell apart in the 5th century, the eastern part still survived inheriting roads, communications, and more from the Romans. The main challenges in the Roman and Byzantine empire was the consolidation of the Sasanid dynasty in Persia, as well as the invasions of migratory people. Germanic invasions were an annoyance to the Roman empire because they were threats but Romans didn’t find them that harmful due to Germanics not having much resources. The Byzantine empires had lavishes of treasures like libraries, museums, and artistic treasures.
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2011 for the course HISTORY GEA2000 taught by Professor Mr.adesina during the Spring '11 term at Broward College.

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