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The Byzantium Empire included which countries and were tied together by ____?
This empire included Greece, Asia Minor, Syria, Palestine and Egypt, which were tied together by trade.
Justinian (527-65)
The emperor at Constantinople, Justinian (527-65), saw himself as the rightful heir of a rule handed down from as far back as Augustus Caesar, a rule he claimed was created by God. (middle ages)
Justinian believed that as God's chosen emperor it was his duty to create one ____, one _____ and one _____.
Justinian believed that as God's chosen emperor it was his duty to create one state, one church and one law.
Who did Justinian want to rage war against?
First the Vandals, then Ostrogoths (he defeated both)
By the time of Justinian's death in 565, much of Constantinople's imperial wealth had been spent. Justinian's successor, _____, was unable to prevent a Germanic people called ______ from taking power in Italy.
By the time of Justinian's death in 565, much of Constantinople's imperial wealth had been spent. Justinian's successor, Justin II, was unable to prevent a Germanic people called Lombards from taking power in Italy.
In 531, four years after Justinian had come to power at Constantinople, Khosrau I, of the ________dynasty, took power in _____ -- at the close of decades of unrest and the communistic Mazdakite revolution.
In 531, four years after Justinian had come to power at Constantinople, Khosrau I, of the Sassanid dynasty, took power in Persia -- at the close of decades of unrest and the communistic Mazdakite revolution.
A man from Mecca named _____who was familiar with Christianity, Judaism and the monotheistic movement, claimed to have heard messages from God via the angel ______. (the 600s)
A man from Mecca named Mohammad who was familiar with Christianity, Judaism and the monotheistic movement, claimed to have heard messages from God via the angel Gabriel.
What did Mohammad claim?
He claimed to foresee the end of the world, a day of judgment, when the dead would be awakened, when all would be judged according to their deeds and sent to either paradise or eternal flames.
Military Victories played a major role in the establishment of religion. If a ruler was victorious, it was thought that the ruler had G-d on his side and thus had the right to win.
Military Victories played a major role in the establishment of religion. If a ruler was victorious, it was thought that the ruler had G-d on his side and thus had the right to win.
Arab politics had been _____
Arab politics had been tribal. it had not been of a institutional democracy. Tribes were brotherhoods, and that is how Muhammad saw Islam, as a brotherhood, and brotherhoods, or tribes, were not supposed to need formal political mechanisms for maintaining authority.