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  • Why Did Constantine I Move Rome To Byzantium?

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    1. Introduction By Livy (2002), the Roman Empire was identified with Rome in his opus magnum about the history of Rome. The Roman Empire was a republic, and Rome was the heart of the Republic. Rome had also had a grand antecedent, but his future was ambiguous. Therefore, history has shown that emperor Constantine I who realized this circumstance was forced to change the capital and its future on 11 May 330 (Ostrogorsky, 1986). This essay will explain that why Constantine I moved the Roman capital

  • 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 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

  • Byzantine vs, Abbasid (Compare and Contrast Essay)

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    to be ordained and was head of the church and state. Military expansion was greater in the Abbasid government than in the Byzantine. The Abbasids spread out through North Africa, Persia, and of course, Arabia. The Byzantines, who were based in Constantinople, were pretty much where the Roman Empire previously was. Throughout time, there were more than a few times when the Byzantines had conflicts with each other. The Abbasids frequently invaded the Byzantines and

  • Essay on Arts in the Time of the Byzantine

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    Empire in early Byzantine. People had less conflicts between them and they followed the religious in Roman Christianity. Hence, they depict the Christ in a smiley face. But later The Age of Justinian was followed by a political decline, Constantinople was wracked by religious and political conflict. And Leo III issued a ban on religious images (Iconoclasm) afterwards. I think people in middle Byzantine may regret for this and so they depict the Christ in an angry face. They knew that

  • The History of Hagia Sophia

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    build it and decorate it with gold and marbles. Moreover, the cost of building Hagia Sophia was very expensive; it may have cost about three billion dollars in today’s money. On 29 May 1453, The Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Mehmet II, conquered Constantinople

  • Impact Of Religion On The Byzantine And The Caliphates

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    How Religion Impacted the Byzantine Empire and the Islamic Caliphates Religions heavily influenced the Byzantine Empire and the Islamic Caliphates in both similar and different ways. Education, internal division, and architecture changed when the realms became theocracies. Both highly valued education, until religious practices took precedence over higher learning, they built chapels and mosques with astounding architecture, and they suffered a religious split, neither of which ever healed

  • Theodora Empress Of Byzantium By Paolo Cesaretti

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    Throughout most of history men have been credited with almost all of humanities major accomplishments. The world of ancient Rome was no exception. Great emperors, philosophers, and religious figures all came from this great empire. But as with everything there was an exception, in the case of the early Byzantine Empire it was Theodora. This summer I read Theodora Empress of Byzantium by Paolo Cesaretti, a book chronicling Theodora’s life and accomplishments.Theodora was born into that lowest rank

  • Comparison of Byzantine Empire and Ancient Rome Essay

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    spreading throughout north of Africa and the bulk of the Middle East. In addition, during the 7th century the Arab Muslims had built a fleet that challenged the Byzantine naval supremacy in the eastern Mediterranean while repeatingly attacking Constantinople. The Arabs quickly swallowed the empire’s remaining provinces along the eastern seaboard of the Mediterranean. This attack influenced the Byzantine empire’s pattern of life with Arab cultural and commercial influence. From attacks to religion

  • What Is The Similarities Between The Hapolis And Hagia Sophia

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    I decided to compare the Pantheon and Hagia Sophia. The Pantheon is in Rome, Italy and the Hagia Sophia is located in Istanbul, Turkey previously Constantinople. I chose these structures because the construction of domes fascinates me. How the domes were constructed is explained in the text, yet the concept still baffles me how people were actually able to build domes with the technology present then and that the domes did not collapse on themselves. The primary similarity between the two works