Isl+Civ+Lecture+1%2C+Part+II

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Lecture 1: The Pre-Islamic Near East Part II
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Hagia Sophia, Istanbul built by Justinian between 532-537
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“Solidus” gold coin introduced by Constantine in 309/310
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Council of Chalcedon - 451 Established the diophysite view of Jesus’ nature Decreed the monophysite view a heresy
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Factors that weakened the Byzantine empire in the late 6 th /early 7 th centuries: tension between urban/rural culture
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Unformatted text preview: decline of the cities Bubonic plague series of earthquakes weakened military Persian invasions Sassanian Empire 224 651 C.E. In Persian Eranshahr or Eran Sassanid legacies for the early Islamic empire concepts of political authority Mazdak revolts (late 5 th /early 6 th centuries) tax policy...
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2011 for the course MIDDLE EAS 508:201 taught by Professor Russell during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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