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  • The Fall of Constantinople

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    fall of Constantinople in 1453 was one of the most influential events in history and marked the end of the Byzantine Empire. The main effect of the fall of Constantinople in 1453 was the downfall of the Byzantine Empire and the rise of the Ottoman Empire. The city was mainly populated by Christians and now has become an Islamic city. The capture of Constantinople stated the end of the Roman Empire, which lasted for about one thousand five hundred years. The invasion of the city of Constantinople and

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    The Fall of Constantinople Byzantium was one of the many Greek city-states that stratled along the coasts of the Aegean Sea. As an abundant source of Grains, fish, and trade, she played a pivotal role as a landing for Darius ' colossal army against the Greeks; a battleground between Athens and Sparta during the Pelloponessian war; and a prized tributary under Roman supervision. The Roman Emperor, Constantine I, renamed the city after himself and the newly christened Constantinople grew to eclipse

  • The City of Constantinople and Warfare of the Byzantine Empire

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    Constantinople was the newfound Christian capital of the eastern Roman Empire, otherwise known as the Byzantine Empire. Throughout its long history, there have been many different attacks on the religious capital city. Over a period of 1123 years, Constantinople was a solid city controlled by the Byzantines apart some small upsets. Multiple attacks and sieges were attempted to overthrow the city, however, most failed miserably. It wasn’t until 1453 that the city finally fell to the Ottoman Empire

  • Question 1:. The Fall Of Constantinople In 1453 Was The

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    QUESTION 1: The Fall of Constantinople in 1453 was the siege of Constantinople (New Rome), the capital of the Byzantine Empire which took place in 1453. The siege was led by the seventh sultan of the Ottoman Empire, the 21-year-old Mehmed the Conqueror, ruler of the Ottoman Turks, Sultan Mehmed II and his invading army who defeated an army that was commanded by Constantine XI Palaiologos. Consequently, the defeat of Constantinople on 6 April 1453, led to a 53-day siege. This event marked the fall

  • The Black Death, The Fall Of Constantinople, And The Invention Of The Printing Press

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    history, there have been many turning points. These turning points have shaped the world, past, present and future. Without certain milestones in history, western civilization would be drastically different. In the end, the Black Death, the Fall of Constantinople, and the invention of the printing press were three of the major turning points in western civilization. The Black Death was one of the major turning points that led to chaos and transformation in the Western world. “Black Death” was a disease

  • The Attack on Constantinople by the Crusaders

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    The Attack of Constantinople by Crusaders In his account of the Crusaders' siege of Constantinople, the Byzantine historian Nicetas Choniates, provides some compelling reports concerning the behaviors of the Christian knights and peasants who formed the Crusader army that sought to wrest control of the city from its defenders. In his account, Choniates makes the point that the Crusaders little resembled the good-hearted Christians they purported to be, but were more like a barbarian horde in the

  • The Great Schism

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    After the 4th century when Constantinople emerged as a great capital and church center, tensions sometimes arose between its leaders and the bishop of Rome. After the fall of Rome to Germanic invaders in 476, the Roman pope was the only guardian of Christian universalism in the West. He began more explicitly to attribute his dominance to Rome's being the burial place of Saint Peter, whom Jesus had called the "rock" on which the church was to be built. The Eastern Christians respected that tradition

  • How Did The Byzantine Empire Rise And Fall?

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    In what ways did the Byzantine Empire rise and fall? The factors presented in this paper will analyze four keys to this question. They are religion, military, economic and foreign influences. After this thorough investigation, it will be shown how the rise and fall of this great Empire was directly influenced by the four key factors listed above. Body Historians today call the ancient Empire located in modern-day Turkey, the Byzantine Empire. The name Byzantine was derived from the word Byzantium

  • The Period Of The Ottoman Empire And The Ming Dynasty

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    During their time period the Ottoman Empire and the Ming dynasty were two powerful states, they both had a view of itself and its place in the world. Although they were both significantly powerful the Ottoman Empire was superior compared to the Ming Dynasty. Important aspects of their states such as religion and trade played a role in both States, but in a long run had a greater impact the Ottoman Empire, for they were much more powerful than the Ming Dynasty. During the 1300’s each empire during

  • Taking a Look at Hagia Sophia

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    The Hagia Sophia which is the place of worship located in Constantinople, is one of the most prestigious churches of history. The dome of this Cathedral is made out of all gold and with a height of 180 feet ("Byzantium (330-1453”). The geographic features of the Byzantine Empire had helped them become a prestigious empire throughout their reign. With three bodies of water surrounding them,it allowed easy access for trade and transportation of materials and soldiers throughout their land.The Bosphorus