Just like the chinese prince shotoku created a ladder

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officials to put their duty to the rule above their families. Just like the Chinese, Prince Shotoku created a ladder of official ranks getting rid of nobility to avoid strife and opposition. Shotoku built a beautiful Buddhist temple (Horyuji Temple) and staffed it with Korean monks. The Prince also opened direct relations with China, sending four missions during the Sui Dynasty. Later in the seventh century Japan’s capital, Nara was modeled after the Tang capital Chang’an. As Buddhism continued to develop, many missions were sent to China and Korea to gather sources and to study at Chinese monasteries. Upon their return, they often brought back Chinese and Korean craftsmen tohelp decorate the Buddhist temples. Musical instruments and tunes were imported from China to Japan and Chinese laws, provinces, and appointment of governors to collect taxes also came to be common in Japan. To me it seems that the Chinese culture came into Japan through maritime trade markets and migrants.
5.Why was the Byzantine Empire able to survive for so long, and what were its mostimportant achievements?
HIS 125 Module 4 Homework AssignmentThere were two main reasons the Byzantine Empire was able to survive as long asthey did and that lies in strong military leadership and fortifications. From 559 to 632 the Byzantine Empire found themselves under attack from the Huns, Avars, Sassanid Persians, and the Arabs. All of these armies reached the gates of Constantinople, yet they could never capture the city. As stated in the first sentence the Greeks, possessed strong military leadership and this allowed the Greeks to tactically out think their enemies. The second was Constantinople’s defenses. Constantinople was surrounded by the sea on three sides, had massive triple walls protecting from sea and land invasions, contained cisterns within the walls providing water, and vast gardens and grazing areas supplied vegetables and meats. This meant that they could out last their enemies and thus survive.A big achievement was the creation of “Corpus Juris Civilis,” which means the body of civil law and is still used as the foundation of law for nearly every modern European nation. Emperor Justinian found that Roman law had developed from many different sources making it almost unusable. Justinian appointed a committee of eminent jurists to sort through and organize the laws. The result was the “Code,” which kept current Roman laws and removed old outdated laws. Justinian’s next step was to bring order to the equally huge body of Roman jurisprudence, the science or philosophy of law.Justinian directed his jurists to clear up any disputed points and to issue definitive rulings.Therefore, his lawyers published the “Digest” in 533, which codified Roman legal thought. Lastly, Justinian’s lawyers compiled a handbook of civil law called the “Institutes.” The Code, Digest, and Institutes are the backbone of the Corpus Juris Civilis.Procopius was the most remarkable Byzantine historian and his accounts discussed the reconquest of North Africa and Italy by Justinian. The best-known scientific discovery in

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