Byzantine Empire

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  • The Byzantine Empire: The Destruction Of The Byzantine Empire

    served as a point of commerce and transportation between Asia Minor and Europe (“Byzantine,” History.com). The Byzantine Empire, later in their history also managed to maintain control of the borders of the Mediterranean Sea, but a lack of natural protective geographical features which would protect the Empire from foreign invasions had a major impact on their history and ultimately led to their downfall in their later years. Among the greatest achievements of the Byzantine Empire was their ability to reconquer land surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. Shortly after the fall of the Roman Empire, Emperor Justinian the Great rose to power. During…

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  • The Fall Of Constantinople: The Rise Of The Byzantine Empire

    was founded in 324 AD by the emperor Constantine, in the Greek city of Byzantium. His reason for this? Western Europe, where Rome had once thrived, was being torn apart by attacks from other parts of Europe. Constantine decided that he would have to move somewhere else in order to be safe from destruction and invasion. Western Europe would later be known as Christendom, because of the importance of Christianity there, and the part of Europe where Constantinople was later became known as the…

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  • The Story Of Theodora, Empress Of The Byzantine Empire

    Stories of princesses, or empresses, or even athletes, sometimes involve a “rags to riches” scenario. A story like Cinderella, a poor girl who eventually married Prince Charming, or even Michael Oher, an NFL offensive linemen, who had nothing and now is paid several millions, portray this concept. This type of life is also true for Theodora, Empress of the Byzantine Empire. Theodora had a tough childhood, but ended up marrying Justinian the Great and is recognized as one of the most important…

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  • The Byzantine Empire, The Byzantine Empire, And The Russian Empire

    By definition, an empire is: “a major political unit having a territory of great extent or a number of territories or peoples under a single sovereign authority.” Throughout history, there have been hundreds, if not thousands of empires that have risen and fallen over millennia. Some of them stand out more than others. In this paper, three of some of the most powerful empires will be discussed: the Mongol empire, the Byzantine Empire, and the Russian Empire. When one hears the term “Mongol…

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  • Causes Of The Byzantine Empire

    The causes of the considerable development known as the Byzantine Empire can be followed to 330 A.D., when the Roman sovereign Constantine I devoted "another Rome" on the site of the antiquated Greek province of Byzantium. In spite of the fact that the western portion of the Roman Empire disintegrated and fell in 476, the eastern half made due for 1,000 more years, bringing forth a rich convention of workmanship, writing and learning and serving as a military support between the conditions of…

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  • Constantinople: The Heart Of Trade And Culture In The Byzantine Empire

    The ancient city of Constantinople was once one of the wealthiest places on earth. The Byzantine Empire started in the fifth century C.E and continued until the tenth century. The center of this was Constantinople, currently known as Istanbul, Turkey. Constantinople thrived as not only a political center, but also as the heart of trade and culture in the Byzantine Empire. The short distance that this city had to many of the other worldly powers at the time was the cause for the city becoming a…

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  • Effects Of The Byzantine Empire

    In 476 C.E., the Roman Empire collapsed due to barbarians establishing their kingdoms on Roman territory. The Roman Empire expanded so largely that it was difficult to rule the land, causing lack of communication throughout the land, in addition to internal conflict. The once Roman Empire split into 2 parts: Eastern and Western Europe. Between 476 and 1200 C.E. in Europe, the Eastern Empire started to slowly thrive and flourish due to the access of trading routes, whereas Western Europe…

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  • The Byzantine Empire And The Holy Roman Empires

    THE ROMAN EMPIRE AND ITS HEIRS KEY X.T. MORROW UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA Rome, one of the most fruitful and prosperous empires in history, did not become such a great power for such a great amount of time by mere accident. It is seemingly astounding that an empire that lasted for so long had so many changes in power and structure, which further provides evidence that Rome was such a great empire to emulate, because despite all the violence and disagreement over power, the empire…

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  • The Byzantine Empire: The Fall Of The Roman Empire

    Many people believe that the year 476 CE was the fall of the Roman Empire. However, the Roman Empire did not actually fall, only the Western half did (which included cities like Rome, Sicily, and Carthage). The Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire, on the other hand, continued to live for hundreds of years. This included cities like Athens, Syria, Egypt, and Alexandria. The Western Roman Empire was already facing a mound full of problems prior to the year 476, such as an economic meltdown,…

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  • The Ottoman Empire: The Fall Of The Byzantine Empire

    The fall of the eastern Roman Empire gave rise to the Byzantine Empire. The Byzantine Empire was created in 330 CE. At one point the Empire covered most of Europe and northern Africa. Constantinople was the capital of the Byzantine Empire and the only city that was left of the empire. Constantinople was a strong hold for Christianity in the Middle East and it was also the main trade out post connecting the Europe to India and China. In order to trade with Asia the Europeans had to travel…

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