APAH-Chapter12 - Yang Alex Yang Mr. Churley AP Art History...

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Yang Alex Yang Mr. Churley AP Art History 3 November 2010 Chapter 12: Rome in the East I. The Art of Byzantium A. The Fate of the Roman Empire 1. Constantine I founded a “New Rome” in the East in 324 and named it Constantinople in honor of himself a. Fell apart after the sack of Rome in 410 b. Centralized government disintegrated leading to a series of warring kingdoms during the Middle Ages 2. The Eastern Christian Empire remained a political entity for a millennium until Constantine XI died at Constantinople in 1453 B. The Byzantine Empire 1. The Eastern Christian Roman Empire 2. Regarded themselves as the true successors of the ancient Roman emperors 3. They considered themselves “Romans” in “Rome” 4. Constant assaults from the Persians, Arabs, Russians, Serbs, Normans, Franks, Venetians, and others until the Ottomans captured Constantinople a. Byzantium collapsed in 1453 C. Church and State United 1. Constantine recognized Christianity in the 4 th Century 2. Theodosius established Christianity as the official religion of the empire
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2012 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at Art Inst. Boston.

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APAH-Chapter12 - Yang Alex Yang Mr. Churley AP Art History...

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