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  • 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

  • Military Of The Byzantine Empire Essay

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    areas of Europe and Asia Minor, located on a narrow water passage that would stretch from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean. According to an article I found dedicated to the Military of The Byzantines, it stated that this new capitol known as Constantinople would become one of the most tremendous cities but would also become home to one of the greatest civilizations the world has ever known, The Byzantine Empire (“Military of the Byzantines”, 2015). As the Byzantine Empire began its expansion,

  • Istanbul Palaces in Pre-Ottoman Era Essay

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    Istanbul Palaces in Pre-Ottoman Era Byzantium, Constantinople and Istanbul, these names are addressed to the same place which now we call it as Istanbul. According to the latest excavation during the construction of the Marmaray Tunnel in 2008, the history of Istanbul has begun from 6700 BC, that’s where they found the remains of sinking ships belong to the earliest human settlement of the city. In 700 BC, when the Greek Colonists which was led by King Byzas arrived in the area, they settled there

  • Islamic And Byzantine Empire Similarities

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    Now although Islamic and Byzantine Empire differed when it came to their religious views and roles of the political stance, the advanced and developed trade was one major similarity. First Off, the Islamic and Byzantine empire had many similarities, one of them being the successful trade.With the addition to larger towns along the western coast of Arabia, it became market towns for local, regional, and long-distance trade goods. Not only did the advancement of larger towns create a stronger import

  • The Balkan Of World History

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    If one was to ask the experienced historian Andrew Watchtel, author of the book “The Balkan in World History”, about the most peculiar aspect of East Central Europe, odds are, he would refer to its cultural layering. Watchtel use the term cultural layering to define the collage of cultures that have fused over time in this region. This cultural layering found in East Central Europe is reflected more evidently with the infrastructure, language roots, and religion of the Balkan area. The Roman, Byzantine

  • The Middle Ages Was A Great Era For Artists And They Produced Great Artistic Works That?

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    The middle ages The Middle Ages was from the end of the Fifth Century through 1485. After the collapse of the Roman Empire, the economy was in shambles and many towns were abandoned. After several centuries of Germanic invasion, new cultures and people emerged, developing into predatory kingdoms that competed for power. After a while, a great artistic culture flourished under the Anglo-Saxons, producers, epic poems, "Beowulf" and sophisticated metalwork. The middle Ages was a great era for artists

  • Byzantine Empire And The Roman Empire Essay

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    Empire, was formed in the year 330 after Roman Emperor Constantine I moved the seat of the Roman government to the city of Constantinople. It was designated a second Rome, and had the advantage of being located on an Asian-Eurpoean trade route and on the Bosporus Strait, which made it incredibly hard to sack or besiege, since water surrounded half of the city. Constantinople was also free from any corruption and political assassination, which made governing easier to do and to manage as well. When

  • The Reign Of The Byzantine Empire

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    1) The Byzantine emperors were more powerful than previous Roman emperors because the Byzantine emperors inherited imperial law, which were only provincial forms of Roman law that survived in the west. Also, the emperors were able to transition smoothly into the role of all powerful Christian monarchs. 2) The Byzantine Empire post 600 CE can be categorized as a "beleaguered" empire because they only had a single ruler who endowed with supreme legal and religious authority was able to prevent the

  • Persecution Of Christianity

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    the rulings of the Roman empire began to change. The persecutions of Christians came to a halt when Constantine gained a role of higher power in the second Rome, leading to promotion of Christianity spread and the beginning of the new empire of Constantinople. Christians were only a small population found in the Roman empire. Due to the group being a minority they were seen as the scapegoats for all issues in the empire. They were blamed for anything from terrible weather to disease. Persecution of

  • The Chritianization of Rome

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    Christianity is largely maneuvered by the challenges of joining the east and the west of Rome in the sixth century. Justinian, based in Constantinople, extends his authority to parts of western Rome in an attempt to spread Christianity once more. Popes, bishops, and missionaries soon head west to follow Justinian’s orders. The result of their hard work is a clear distinction between eastern and western Christianity, but Christianity never the less. By 500 churches have reached Ethiopia which became