The Ascendancy of Byzantium

The Ascendancy of Byzantium - E. What did he or they...

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The Ascendancy of Byzantium 330/527-1453 AD pp. 227-245 A. When did the Byzantine Empire began? 1. 330 AD Constantine founded a new Christian capital of the Eastern Roman Empire in Byzantium which was named Constantinople 2. 527 AD Justinian came to the throne in the East B. 476 AD the defeat of the last Roman Emperor in the West by the Goths C. Justinian and Theodora, f former dancer and prostitute, reigned from 527 to 565 (the golden age of Byzantine art) D. Justinian considered himself Emperor of both East and West
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Unformatted text preview: E. What did he or they accomplish? 1. Law Code or Codification of the Law a. Called the Code of Justinian b. First revision of Roman Law since Julius Caesar c. Became the model legal system through Europe 2. Architecture a. Riot of 532 b. Hagia Sophia - Church of Holy Wisdom c. Basilica d. Pendentive e. Dome f. Mosaics g. Windows - 40 in the dome F. In 1453 Constantinople fell to the Otterman Turks (Muslims)...
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2012 for the course HUMANITIES 2223 taught by Professor Genem.adams during the Winter '09 term at Valencia.

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