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Byzantium and the Rise of Islam LEC 4

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Department
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Course
MARS 1F90
Professor
Andre Basson
Semester
Fall

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1MARS 1F90 Lecture 4Lecture OutlineByzantium and the Rise of Islam1A study of the medieval world has to include ByzantiumaByzantium and the cultural heritage of Greece and RomebByzantiums unique contribution to civilizationiOrthodox ChristianityiiThe Cyrillic alphabetiiiMosaicsivByzantine architecture2The eastern half of the Roman Empire after the western half ceased to exist as a political unitaThe Germanicbarbarian tribes and the Battle of Adrianople 378bThe eastern Roman emperor and the capture of Rome 410th cThe eastern half of the empire continues to flourish until the 15centurythth dIt becomes known as the Byzantine Empire in the 16 and 17centurieseThe Byzantines refer to themselves as Romans their empire the Roman Empire and Constantinople the new Rome3Byzantiums golden age under Justinian and TheodoraaIn this period Byzantium acquired the characteristics that made it different from the rest of the Roman worldbTheodoras character and reputationcJustinians humble originsdJustinians dream of reconquering the western half of the empire
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