HIST 2200 Chapter 2: chapter two readings.docx

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Rise of islam in the arabic world and triumph over territories in the 7th and 8thc. that before had been dominated by rome or persia. Persistence of the roman empire politically in the byzantium empire and culturally in the. 750- three civilizations byzantine, european and islamic crystalized in and around the old. Eastern roman empire was transformed and called the byzantine empire greek name for. Constantinople: byzantium: major transforming agent was the war with the sasanid persians then with the arabs. 700- byzantium lost all rich territories in africa and spanish outpost. Basically became a medium sized state in the same location but only 2/3 the size of turkey today. Byzantium was protected by high thick far flung walls embracing farmland and pasture as well as cities. Emperor and officials collected traditional roman land taxes for provinces to pay for soldiers, sailors and court officials.

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