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  • Essay on Fourth Crusade

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    anywhere near Jerusalem but then to attack and conquer two Christian cities, which had been unprecedented to this time. When discussing these points in history, it is important to discuss how such events came to be, and whilst the sacking of Zara and Constantinople are not in question, what is in question is how much of a role did Pope Innocent III did play in the 4th Crusade? Was he the mastermind, or was control of the 4th Crusade taken from him? This

  • Western Civilization Of The Byzantine Empire

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     This government was in control of anything to do with money and religious activities.  The influence for Byzantines was the Romans with their laws, but more than the Romans they were influenced by the Greeks culture.(Hall, 168)  In the beginning Constantinople was under the rule of one person who took over the government and religious aspects of the everyday life.  Then it was split into someone ruling the government and the head of the church.       The key to a great city-state is location close to

  • Advanced Technology In The Byzantine Empire

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    history. The Byzantine empire was formed in 330 A.D when Constantine moved the Roman Empire capital from Rome to the Greek city of Byzantium, in what is now modern day Turkey. Constantine eventually changed the name of the capital city to Constantinople. Constantinople remained the capital of the empire for the rest of its days. The movement of the capital, however, led to the division of the Roman Empire into Western and Eastern Rome. Although the west fell, the east survived and eventually became the

  • 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

  • Is Gibbon Pose In The Decline Of Western Rome?

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    Final Exam Winks tells us that “The Empire deterioration was not the result of a sudden series of violent invasions, but of changes that took place over a long period of time. (p.208)” Richard also cites several possible causes, beginning with a political decline caused by the emperor Commodus whose reigns began in 180, (p.233-42). What various reasons does Gibbon pose in the Decline And Fall? Which cause or causes seem(s) the most plausible? What can (should) more recent world powers learn from

  • Byzantine: Causes And Fall Of The Byzantine Empire

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    The wealth of Constantinople was gone. walls of the city. Turkish mercenaries became the principal military reliance of the imperial government. A deeper disgrace has rarely been inflicted upon the Christian name, than when the Empress regent Anne of Savoy and John Cantacuzene, in their civil struggle for the possession of the throne from 1341-1346, both depended for success upon Turkish allies.The hour of doom to the ancient Empire of Constantinople, though long delayed, was now

  • Byzantine And Justinian Leadership Style

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    A leader is someone who that has a strong voice opinion and is easy to like. that is what people want today, but back in the byzantine empire the people did not get to choose the person they want as a ruler. Two leaders that were not chosen but were brought up to royalty were constantine and justinian. One famous Byzantine Emperor was Justinian . Justinian ruled from AD 527 to 565. Justinian created a set of laws called the Justinian code. Justinian had a goal of reuniting the Roman Empire. He sent

  • Flavius Belisarius: The Defender of the Byzantine Empire Essay

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    one of the Vandal messengers who helped Belisarius discover the Vandals’ plot (Hughs 109). He was able to destroy the Vandal Kingdom in just a few months and only two victories (Barker 1). After this victory, Justinian had Belisarius return to Constantinople for a brief triumph. On his way home, the Moors came down the hill, attacking the Roman garrison. Fortunately, Belisarius made his way back just in time to jump into action and defeat the Moors (Durant 109). During this time, he married an old

  • The Western Bank Of The Bosporus

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    the commission, Cristoforo had been traveling extensively in the Aegean Sea. Though born to an affluent Florentine family, he spent the last ten years mastering the Greek language and documenting Greek islands. Accompanying him on his trip to Constantinople was a Thessalonian fur trader and acquaintance named John Anagnostes, who offered to guide him through the city before leaving for the trading post in Crimea. “What lie ahead will forever linger in your mind.” John mysteriously stated as they