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  • I INTRODUCTION A. BACKGROUND INFORMATION The impact of the dark ages had a

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    entire peoples and military expeditions were the largest contributors of these conflicts. Since there were no taxes it left no one to defend against this tyranny. The during this time the plague was breaking out in Constantinople as well. The fall of Rome was from constant conflict with barbarians, this during the migration period various groups

  • 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

  • The Origins Of The Roman Empire

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    been existing schooling in the eastern side of the Roman Empire, the Platonic school in Athens for example, and with the creation of the Byzantine Empire and its first Emperor Constantine came the creation of a university in Sota, later moved to Constantinople. For all intents and purposes the Byzantines seemed to have a clear defined path and interest in education even in its early days. Western Europe, on the other hand, seemed to have a much harder time coping with the destruction of the empire

  • The Fall of the Western Roman Empire

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    The fall of the Western Roman Empire in the late fifth century plunged Europe into a long period of darkness and barbarism. This era until the dawn of the ‘age of discovery’ in the sixteenth century was later termed to be the ‘Middle Ages’. While this epoch of European history is labeled as ‘middle’ or even ‘dark’, it was during this time that many social, political and cultural developments took place. The obliteration of the great Roman Empire left Europe prey for disunity and continuous foreign

  • Byzantine Art: The Transfiguration of Christ Mosaic in Saint Catherine's Monastery

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    Early Christian art was highly influenced by religious, political, and cultural changes. In contrast to the classical, idealistic portrayal of man, Early Christian art took a much more stylized approach to the depiction of man, with a neglected attention to human anatomy. The subject matter of much of the art turned from secular to religious; Christianity to be more specific. Constantine was the last emperor of the Roman Empire to hold undivided power. Under his rule, Constantine created the Edict

  • Constantine as a Christian Hero Essay

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    controversy, and conflict. One of the most important people who contributed to the lasting success of this diverse religion was Constantine. While legalizing Christianity in Roman society, he founded the capital of the eastern Roman Empire, Constantinople. Because of this and other great accomplishments, Constantine appropriately earned the name Constantine the Great. After his father’s death in 306, the Gaul army hailed Constantine as their ruler. After five years as the emperor of Gaul,

  • The Great Mosque Of Cordoba Vs. Hagia Sophia

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    buildings were interested in mimicking beauty and showing the world that their building was the most beautiful and perhaps the most elite of its time as well as proving their divinity as a ruler of a great nation. The Hagia Sophia was built in Constantinople in A.D. 532 by the emperor Justinian, who hired the renowned architects Anthemius and Isidorus to build it. It was built over an existing building built by Constantine himself. The Hagia Sophia was a very significant building of its time and one

  • The Fall Of Byzantium And The Byzantine Empire

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    one of the first to realize the impossibility of managing the empire's problems from distant Rome. So, in 330 CE Constantine decided to make Byzantium, which he had refounded a couple of years before and named after himself, his new residence. Constantinople lay halfway between the Balkan and the Euphrates, and not too far from the immense wealth and

  • The Byzantine Empire Essay

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    into the oldest and longest lasting empire in our history. It began with Constantine the Great's triumph of Christianity. He then transferred his capital from Rome to the refounded Byzantium in the early 4th century, year 330 AD, and named it Constantinople after himself. This city became the surviving safe spot after the breakup of the Western Roman empire by the 5th century. It was by far the largest and richest city in Christendom during the Middle Ages with a population of about one million

  • Origins Of The Byzantine Empire

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    battle. Constantine became the first Christian emperor the Roman Empire ever had. In 330 A.D., Constantine I relocated the capital of Rome and chose to establish it in the city on the east, known as Byzantium. The new Roman capital became known as Constantinople. The Western Roman Empire began to slowly disintegrate as Germanic tribes, like the Vandals began invading the Western Roman Empire. In 476, the barbarian Odoacer invaded Rome and overthrew the last emperor, Romulus Augustus, and Rome fall. The