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  • 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

  • Medieval Civilization Summary

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    Chapter Ten of our textbook relates to the Medieval Civilization: The Rise of Western Europe. The first source I used for this discussion post is the “Medieval Technology & Science: The 1000 AD Pivot” from our Instructor Commentary. This source is relevant to study the topic of Medieval Civilization because it allows us to explore the technology and science used in this era. This source gives us an outline and summary of the Medieval technology and science used. According to this commentary

  • Constantine The Great : Constantine The Great

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    Constantine Constantine the Great is considered to be the founder of the Byzantine Empire. He moved the capitol to Constantinople and dedicated a “new Rome” with the goal of continuing the legacy of the fallen Roman Empire. He did so on the site of the Ancient Greek colony of Byzantium, which is how his empire got its name. This eastern half of the Roman Empire is what survived to leave an impact on the world, while the western half remained only until 476 CE. Additionally, Constantine converted

  • Byzantine Art : The Art Of The Roman Empire

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    mainly concerned with the religious expression. That religious expression specifically includes the translation of Church theology into artistic terms. Byzantine art began with decorating the walls and domes of the churches. In the Constantinople, the art was the icon which represents the holy images. This was developed in the monasteries of the church. The icons illustrate the religious or patriotic stories from the bible. In the Byzantine people were making images but a controversy broke

  • Primary Causes Of Europe's Age Of Exploration And Discovery

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    Europe’s age of exploration and discovery began around 1453 when the Ottoman Turks conquered Constantinople, which resulted in the fall of the Byzantine Empire. This conquest cut off most European access to this area, severely limiting trade with the Middle East, especially China and India. Furthermore, Venice and the Ottoman Empire established a monopoly over trade, which irritated Europe and sparked their desire to reconnect with the East and restore direct trade relations with Asia. Europe’s desire

  • MooreKristiHIST111ShortPaper

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    Theodora of Constantinople Kristi Moore History 111 Professor Brian Carey American Military University October 12, 2014 Identify one important historical personality studied in this class through Week 6 and describe three ways this person shaped the age in which he/she lived in. Theodora of Constantinople Throughout history, there had been many people who had made an impact on the world and society in which they had lived. Many had impacted military strategies and political thinking

  • Analysis Of Flavius Petrus Sabbatius ( Justinian )

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    into a poor family. Her father, Acacius, was a bear keeper at the Hippodrome in Constantinople. She lived as a beggar for several years. During her younger years, she was a clown in the circus and eventually she became an actor in plays, which led her to a very immoral lifestyle. She later recognized the evil of her lifestyle and decided to turn her life around, by converting to Christianity and moving to Constantinople, away from her former career to a new career, wool spinning. Flavius Petrus Sabbatius

  • The Roles Of The Greek Fire And The Byzantine Empire

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    In the article titled “Why Constantinople was hard to conquer” came from a database, mentions that the walls would only be able to be destroyed if they got exploded by another super weapon. “The walls had many weaknesses it could be exploded” (“Why Constantinople was so hard to conquer”). This is just like when the Great Wall of China was trying to get broke through but it could not without a

  • The Role Of Images Within The Context Of Byzantine Art

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    Our deeply visual culture today shows the fascination humanity has with the power of images. This paper intends to discuss the use and importance of images within the context of Byzantine art. The works produced in the service of the Eastern Orthodox Church still employed today, show a remarkable synthesis of doctrine, theology and aesthetics. The rigid program of Church decoration was meant as a didactic element to accompany the liturgy. The majesty of the images bespeaks of the Glory of God and