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    The Byzantine Empire

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    Introduction An empire is defined as a group of nations or countries governed by a single, powerful force; often an emperor or empress. The Byzantine Empire originally known as East-Roman Empire and also known as Byzantium, is an example of an influential civilization that significantly altered the past ways of living in order for societies today to develop in the manner that they have. The Byzantine Empire contained countless crucial elements that caused the civilization to be the intriguing society

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    The Byzantine Empire

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    Medieval Europe and the Byzantine Empire were originally part of the Roman Empire. It was not until the Middle Ages, they started to become very different even though they shared several common traits. The Byzantine Empire had surpassed much of Western Europe by the 300's, not only in trade and economics, but also in politics even while both argued over religion. The Byzantine and Western Europe had vastly different structures for their governments, empires or not. The Byzantines were ruled by an Emperor

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    The Rise of the Byzantine Empire

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    The Rise of the Byzantine Empire "What were some of the accomplishments of the Byzantine Empire?" Questions such as this one appear on the margins of sixth and seventh grade textbooks. What a better way of starting a new lesson or chapter than with questions that will automatically led the student to think about the answer? That is the case in the lesson of "The Rise of the Byzantine Empire." Being that the lesson I revised was only a brief part of the chapter, it was interesting to see how precise

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    Dating back to 500 A.D, the future Empress of the Byzantine Empire, Theodora, was born. Theodora was born into a circus family for the Greens. The Blues and greens dominated public competitions that were organized by birth and association. These factions also competed for popularity in the arena. When her father, Arcacius, the Greens’ bearkeeper died, the Greens were about to expel her family. In order to save their family, her mother brought her and her three sisters into the arena as suppliants

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    The Byzantine Empire Byzantium was an ancient Greek colony founded by a man named Byzas. This colony’s basic purpose was to serve as a trade point between Europe and Asia Minor. A man named Constantine was looking for a site to make a new Roman capital. What attracted Constantine to this place was the fact that he could control land and sea routes between Asia and Europe. Since the sea bordered the city on three sides, only one defense was required to enclose the city and it was done with a wall

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    The Ottoman Empire were Muslims and included Hungary, Syria, Egypt, Bulgaria, and Albania, and they marched on land. The Ottoman Empire is said to have first appeared somewhere around the 1300’s, and can be related to the decline of the Byzantine Empire. They began conquering Christian lands and by the late 1600’s all Christians were afraid of the “terrible Turk”. It is no wonder that many other people were afraid of the Ottoman Empire since they seem to be really rather powerful and they conquered

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    The Byzantine Empire and Its Rulers

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    The Byzantine Empire existed for nearly 1,125 years, and it’s one of the greatest empires of all time. It started in 330 A.D. and lasted until 1461 A.D. It had many rulers. It was known as the eastern Roman Empire. It spread roman culture to Eastern Europe in the Middle East, and was the most power government in the Middle Ages. It was known to be one of the greatest empires of all time. (penfield.edu). Byzantine derives from Byzantium, an ancient Greek colony founded by a man named Byzas. The site

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    The History of the Byzantine Empire

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    As the Roman Empire expanded to help govern it better it brought out the Western (old) Romans in Western Europe and the Eastern (new) Romans in Eastern Europe. Many in the west saw the east as Greeks, but the Eastern Romans saw themselves as the Roman Empire with its capital in Constantinople. Early on Emperor Constantine sought to keep the two united but as the fifth and sixth centuries rolled around they each had gone their separate ways. With chaos in the west, the east thrived after the west

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    Justinian and The Byzantine Empire

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    When he came into power in 527 AD, he inherited a civilization in disarray. Justinian had a positive impact on the Byzantine Empire. Most notably, he introduced an improved set of laws and conquered many surrounding nations, nearly restoring the former glory of the Roman Empire. In addition to these contributions, Justinian also made advances with the Christian Church and Byzantine architecture. Justinian was born on May 11, 483 AD in northern Illyricum (Hillard 1). His parents, who were farmers

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    Roman Empire collapsed from foreign invaders, the surviving eastern side thrived and excelled way longer in the city of Constantinople. Influenced by external Greek and Latin civilizations, the Eastern Roman Empire transformed all aspects of their culture including government structure. Once a new capital was established by Emperor Constantine I, the empire slowly gained power and flourished into a strong civilization overtime. The foreign effects of many countries have shaped the Byzantine Empire’s

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