The Byzantine Empire: The New Rome E.Q: Why

The Byzantine Empire: The New Rome E.Q: Why

The Byzantine Empire: The New Rome E.Q: Why was the Byzantine Empire able to survive 1000 years? E.Q.: Why was the Byzantine Empire able to survive 1000 years? Do Now: Do Not Copy, Just Answer! IF A COMPANY WAS MOVED FROM NEW YORK CITY TO

MEXICO CITY, HOW WOULD THIS AFFECT THE COMPANY AND ITS EMPLOYEES? Would it be the same company or would the move change the company? EXPLAIN IN A FEW SENTENCES! Homework: Justinian was known as The Emperor who never sleeps. In a paragraph, explain why this quote written about him. Constantinople What are the advantages of building a major city here?

MAP Advantages Peninsula Provided natural safe harbors for ships

both merchant and military ships Provided natural defense water on three sides. (the Black and Aegean Seas) MAP

Advantages Trade Easy access to the Mediterranean Sea Located at an important land route that linked Europe and Asia (Silk Road) EMPERORS OF ROME

Constantine In 330 Diocletians successor, Constantine , rebuilt the old Greek port of Byzantium, at the entrance to the Black Sea. He renamed it Constantinople and made the city the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire.

Constantinople From World History: Connections to Today Prentice Hall, 2003 ACTIVITY: Read Document #1 and answer questions #1-3. 1.

The Byzantines preserved (to keep) from Rome and Greece _________________________________________ ________________________. 2. The Byzantines reach their height under Emperor __________________. 3. The Byzantine Empire declined because _______________________________________ ______________________________________.

Byzantine: Blend Greek Roman

Empire Building realism Warfare City Building and Planning Roman Law

Language Philosophy: Small groups met discussed the great Greek ideas Religion: Eastern Orthodoxy will be the mixture of Greek Christians

who separated from Rome JUSTINIAN Justinian Code Emperor Justinian is best known for his code of law called the Justinian Code. His code included Roman laws. Later Emperors continued to update the code. By the 1100s, it had reached

Western Europe, where it has become law for both the roman Catholic Church and medieval rulers. Even today, international law is influenced by the Justinian Code. Activity: Read Document #2 and answer question #4. 4. The Justinian Code is similar to the legal principals (beliefs) in the U.S.

today because __________________________ ___________________________________ ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END As a class, we will read and answer Document #3. The Byzantine Empire in the years (700-1000) performed a valuable duty. It acted as a barrier against the Muslim invasions, which threatened all of Western European civilization. When

Constantinople finally was conquered by the Ottoman Turks (Muslims), the Western Kingdoms were strong enough to resist the Muslim invaders; Europe would not fall to Islam after all. 5. Based on this document, why does Western Europe owe the Byzantine Empire a huge debt (to owe something)?

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