Lesson 1 The Early Middle Ages WCS

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OBJECTIVES, Summarize ways in which the Byzantine empire flourished. after the decline of Rome, Explain the impact of the fall of Rome on Western Europe. Describe how Germanic tribes carved Europe into small. Explain how Charlemagne briefly reunited much of Western. Europe and what happened to his empire after his death. The Byzantine Empire Thrives, The thousand year span between the fall of the Roman. empire and the Renaissance beginnings of modern history. is known as the Middle Ages, Best remembered today for knights on horseback and. towering Gothic cathedrals this medieval period began. with the collapse of the western Roman empire,The Byzantine Empire Thrives.
Constantine and his successors,shifted their base to the eastern. Mediterranean,Constantine rebuilt the Greek,city of Byzantium renamed it. after himself Constantinople,By 330 he made Constantinople. the new capital of the empire,The Byzantine Empire Thrives. From this New Rome roads,fanned out to the Balkans to the.
Middle East and to North Africa,It became known as the. Byzantine Empire,Constantinople Grows,The center of the empire. The city was located on the,shores of the Bosporus a strait. that links the Mediterranean and,the Black Sea,Constantinople had an excellent. harbor and was guarded on,three sides by water,Constantinople Grows.
Emperors built a system of land,and seawalls,Constantinople commanded key. trade routes linking Europe and,The city s location made it. Europe s busiest marketplace,silks from China wheat from. Egypt gems from India spices,from Southeast Asia and furs. from Viking lands in the north,Constantinople Grows.
At the center of the city emperors,and empresses lived in glittering. Dressed in luxurious silk they,attended chariot races at the. Hippodrome Arena,The spectacle was another,reminder of the city s glorious. Roman heritage,A Blending of Cultures, The empire eventually declined to a small area around Constantinople. Yet it was still in existence nearly 1 000 years after the fall of the. western Roman empire, It promoted a brilliant civilization that blended ancient Greek Roman.
and Christian influences with other traditions of the Mediterranean. The Byzantine Empire reached,its greatest size under the. emperor Justinian,Ruled from 527 to 565,Justinian was determined to. revive ancient Rome by retaking,lands that had been overrun by. The Byzantine Army,Led by General Belisarius,Byzantine armies reconquered. North Africa Italy and the,southern Iberian peninsula.
The fighting drained Justinian s,treasury and weakened his. defenses in the east,The victories were temporary and. Justinian s successors lost the,lands one after the other. Hagia Sophia,In 532 riots and a fire,destroying many buildings. Justinian launched a program to,make Constantinople grander.
His great triumph was rebuilding,the church of Hagia Sophia. The interior glowed with colored,marble and embroidered silk. Justinian s Code, Justinian also reformed law By the 1100s it had reached. Western Europe,He set up a commission to, collect revise and organize all Monarchs modeled their laws on. the laws of ancient Rome its principles which would. slowly over many centuries help, The result was the Corpus Juris them to centralize their power.
Civilis or Body of Civil Law,popularly known as Justinian s. Justinian s Code had a legal and,political impact far beyond the. Byzantine empire,Justinian s Rule,To Justinian the law was a. means to unite the empire,He was an autocrat,Like earlier Roman emperors he. had a large bureaucracy to carry,out his orders,He also had power over the.
Church and was seen as Christ s,co ruler on Earth,. Lesson 1 The Early Middle Ages Topic 7 Medieval Christian Europe OBJECTIVES Summarize ways in which the Byzantine empire flourished after the decline of Rome Explain the impact of the fall of Rome on Western Europe Describe how Germanic tribes carved Europe into small kingdoms Explain how Charlemagne briefly reunited much of Western Europe and what happened to his empire after his death

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