Relationship Between Empire And Religion

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“The Relationship Between Religion and Empire” Throughout 300BCE-1000CE, within many empires, leaders relied on their beliefs and traditions as a way to rule over their empires. Constantine, who was heavily influenced by Christianity, sought protection and guidance through his knowledge in Christian beliefs and traditions. Some rulers, such as the Caliph Umar II, sought to endorse their religion as the main belief of their culture despite ruling over diverse communities. Later on, this idea of religious superiority lead to negative interactions between different cultures and people. Religion was, and still is, a key characteristic when discussing the development of empire and its cultural effects on the people of those empires.
According to the bishop of Caesarea, Eusebius, the Roman Empire Constantine embraced Christianity before the battle with a pagan rival army. To ensure victory, Constantine sought divine
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Ahmad Iba Fadlan, a scribe following on that mission, documented his opinions and interactions with the Turkish people and traders. Being born in a different culture and environment, Ahmad compared key characteristics about gender roles, religious traditions, and marriage practices. In addition, he noted how adultery was possibly uncommon amongst the Turkish. Ahmad continued on explaining his fascination and bewilderment of the Turkish people not having connections with God. Although he negatively perceived some of their traditions, Ahmad found it fascinating that Turkish traders emphasized personal responsibility with such a complex trading caravan system. In order to transport goods from one area to another, depending on the distance needed to travel, many traders were involved with transporting those resources (Ahmad Ibn Fadlan, Journey to Russia,

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