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  • 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

  • The And Disease Of The Roman Empire

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    Throughout history the human race has been faced with one key factor that no one civilization has even been able to beat, not the might of the Roman-Byzantine Empire, nor the combined efforts of the entirety of Europe and their scholars could defeat this recurring foe. Pandemics, from the Greek ‘pan’ meaning all, and ‘demos’ meaning people (Harper, are these indiscriminate killers whom care not for your social standing be it wealth, fame, or glory. Humans have contested with disease

  • The Roman Empire : The Byzantium Empire

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    The Byzantium Empire was the Eastern addition to the Roman Empire during the Late Antiquity and The Middle Ages. Established in the Ancient Greek city Byzantion in 330 AD by the Roman Emperor Constantine as the new imperial capital of Rome. Furthermore, he had added duplicates of everything from Old Rome, such as the Coliseum and the Imperial Palace, not including the Pagan temples. The Byzantines had spoken Greek and had more Greek architecture and culture than Roman. The Byzantium Empire had

  • The And Sacking Of The Greatest Metropolis

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    The plundering and sacking of the greatest metropolis (Constantinople) in the Christian world. Surely, this was not the result that Pope Innocent III had in mind when he called upon the leaders of Europe in 1198 in an attempt to convince them to retake the Holy Land (Jerusalem). Since the death of Saladin, Pope Innocent believed they were at a moment of weakness and it was a great opportunity to take the Holy Land (Robinson). However, they would never get there. Short of resources and men the crusaders

  • Christianity In The Byzantine Empire And The Islamic Calliphate

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    Religion greatly affected who was a political leader and how the leaders took control in both empires. The Christian religion and the Byzantine Empire were closely linked because the Empire started in the city that made Christianity famous, Constantinople. In the Byzantine Empire, the emperor was not only the head of the state, but they were also, the pope. Not only did they appoint the patriarch of the Orthodox Church, they treated the church as a government department. Nearly everyone who lived

  • Essay on Roman Influence on Byzantine Empire and Islamic Societies

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    Silk soon became an imperial monopoly, and through this way, the trade of luxury items became the Byzantine’s main source of income. The location of Constantinople also aided in military conquest and defence, for the empire’s naval headquarters were located along the shores, and had access to the Black Sea and Mediterranean. Because of the Empire’s location, all but overlapping the fallen Roman’s territory

  • Afro-Eurasia Dbq Analysis

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    How does a single faith survive for almost 1500 years? This is a complex question that could be answered differently for every religion that has managed to survive that long. However, for Islam, it is a matter of studying the history of its growth. From its beginnings, Islam was unique and continued to remain so. It was highly influential to life in Afro-Eurasia and continues to remain intact today. The establishment of Islam in the seventh century heavily influenced the next millennium in Afro-Eurasia

  • The Development Of Byzantine Architecture

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    Byzantine architecture is directly related to imperial traditions, to the Christian life and culture of the Romans. A typical feature of Byzantium is the diverse ethnic composition that includes Greeks, Thracians, Armenians, Syrians, Copts, Jews, Avars, Slavs and many others. This diversity of peoples and cultures influences the overall development of Byzantine architecture. Christianity is an important element shaping the overall appearance of the Byzantine culture. The light enters through the

  • Pantheon and Hagia Sophia

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    Constantius donated gold and silver as well as religious objects to his church, but these were vandalized by Arians during the Council of 381 AD. Hagia Sophia was first named "Megale Ekklesia" (The Great Church) as it was the largest church in Constantinople. The historian Socrates indicated that the church was named Sophia during the reign of Emperor

  • The Battle Between Christianity And Islam

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    Towards the end of the eleventh century in Western Europe and Eurasia, a range of social, economical and religious influences collectively influenced the sequence of religious wars which we know as the Crusades. Although the series of holy wars against Islam is typically portrayed as the fault of overzealous popes and belligerent kings; the truth behind the clash between Christianity and Islam is far more elaborate. The direct repercussions following two centuries of prolonged warfare afflicted Christendom