WEEK 3 TERMS--Byzantine and Germanic Successors to Rome

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EUH 2001 Terms and Outline Week 3: Byzantine and Germanic Successors to Rome I. Byzantium—the Roman Empire in the east—thrived for 1,000 years after the 410 fall of Rome A. Emperor Justinian (r. 527-565) Constantinople (Byzantium) Theodora 1. Efforts to re-invigorate / re-conquer Empire Belisarius Ostrogoths Lombards 2. Legacy of Justinian, Constantinople a. Law Code of Law—Part I of Corpus Iuris Civilis (Body of Civil Law) Digest, Institutes, Novel b. Intellectual Life Procopius (500-562)— Wars; The Secret History c. Architecture Constantinople’s defensive wall—Emperor Theodosius Hippodrome Hagia Sophia (Church of the Holy Wisdom) B. Challenges to Byzantium 1. Internal 2. External— Islam (“submission in order to gain peace”) d. rise of Islam Muhammed (570-632), b. in Mecca Allah Medina e. development of Islam—crisis of succession Ali Shi’ite vs. Sunni, sunnah f. spread of Islam Battle of Poitiers (Tours), 732—stirrups! 4 Critical survival factors
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