Holy Roman Empire

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The Roman Empire, republic, but seeds of dictatorship, transforms into monarchy. Militaristic system ,coups common. Augustus , Hadrian, Nerva good, Nero, Calligula bad. Antonines good, Emperor’s wisdom. Deification of leader, Highly idealistic and humanistic idea. The idea of the holy hermit as messenger from the gods and a conduit is a strong motif. Constantine converts to Christianity. Long period of divided empire, western empire falls, eastern persists. Justinian and his code. Whole empire Christianized, after initial period of persecution. Persecution and exile of Jews for rebellion. Constantinople falls to Suleiman the magnificent . Charlemagne starts concept of holy roman empire, scepter of empire passes to northern Europe. Period of Spanish…show more content…
Spain and the Balkans came under a long period of Muslim rule as did Iran and the middle eastern countries, which were completely subsumed. Indian culture showed remarkable vitality and survived. Perhaps this was a positive aspect of the rigid codification of laws and the caste system. China and Japan were geographically isolated and never faced large scale invasion from Islam, which anyway spread in Indonesia , the Philippines and malaysis, with the waning of Indian power. East Asia was in fact an important sphere of Indian cultural export, with the Srivijaya Empire, the Majpahit Empire and so on ruling for long. Here as Indian power fragmented and declined. Islam and then European commercialist colonialism stepped in. And yet much of Indian culture survived, in Indochina and Indonesia among other places, and Bali is still Hindu. Indeed India did expand as a culture, via Buddhism all over East Asia and Ceylon, where Indian sages spread the word of Buddha. Asoka was a self conscious cultural proselytizer. The terms like Bhumiputra as well as names show the persistence of india cultural forms even in the 20th
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