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Title: Introduction to the Byzantine Empire


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Introduction to the Byzantine Empire
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Introduction
  • Even though the Western Roman empire fell, the
    Empire still had much power in the east. The
    Eastern Roman empire became known as the
    Byzantine empire named after the capital city
    of Byzantium.

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  • The Emperor Constantine moved the capital of the
    empire to Byzantium. Eventually, the city was
    named Constantinople in honor of the emperor.
    Constantinoples location made it a center of
    trade and it was also easily defended.

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Power in the East
  • When emperor Constantine moved the capital of the
    empire to Byzantium he moved the power of Rome
    to the east.

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Justinian Builds a New Empire
  • After the western empire fell, the Byzantine
    Empire prospered. The Byzantine emperor named
    Justinian (527-565) was the main reason for this.
    He and his wife Theodora were very gifted
    rulers.

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The Justinian Code
  • Justinian used his power to help the empire
    succeed. Justinian is known for a lot of things,
    but one of the things he is most famous for is
    the creation of a law code called the Justinian
    Code. It was a system of governmental laws that
    established a well organized empire and kept the
    traditions of Roman law alive. Many nations
    include traditional Roman laws even today.

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Public Works
  • Justinian had many public building projects that
    included buildings like Hagia Sophia the main
    church of the Greek Orthodox religion.

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Hagia Sophia
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Religion
  • The Orthodox church in the east had many
    differences to the Roman Catholic church of the
    west. This eventually led to a schism or split.
    Some of the differences include
  • The Orthodox church used Greek instead of Latin
  • The head of the Orthodox church answered to the
    emperor, while the head of the Roman Catholic
    church (the Pope) claimed authority over all
    kings and emperors.
  • The Orthodox church allowed priests to marry
    while the Roman Catholic church did not.

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Lets Review!!
  • Important things to remember about Rome.

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  • Roman Citizenship was significant because it
    allowed citizens to participate in government.
  • The Law codes of Rome allowed equal justice for
    all just like in America.
  • The use of foreign soldiers in the Roman army
    made it weaker because they had no loyalty to
    Rome.
  • The Pax Romana was a period of peace and
    prosperity in Rome.

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  • Barbarian groups like the Huns, Visigoths,
    Ostrogoths, and Vandals weakened the empire until
    it eventually fell in 476.
  • At its height the Roman Empire stretched from
    Europe, to Africa, to Asia.
  • The empire split and the eastern empire continued
    for another thousand years after the fall of the
    west.
  • A major split or schism occurred between the
    eastern church (orthodox) and western church
    (catholic).
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