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Chapter 13 The Commonwealth of Byzantium Early Christianity Diverse Campaigns of persecution Church hierarchy – standardized faith Edict of Milan – 313 CE Constantine – recognized Christianity as valid faith Theodosius – declared Christianity official religion of Roman Empire – 392 CE Byzantine Empire Political power Strong economy Center of trade Constantinople Imperial Capital By 4 th century CE – most important political & military center of empire
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Unformatted text preview: • 1453 CE fell – fell to Ottoman Turks Challenges to Empire • Sassanid Empire • Germanic Invasions Byzantine Emperors • Absolute rulers • Caesaropapism – secular lord & prominent role in ecclesiastical affairs Justinian & Theodora • 527-565 CE • Procopius • The Wars • The Buildings • The Secret History...
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