Essay on Byzantine Empire

Byzantine Empire and Western Europe

What new political systems emerged in Europe after the fall of Rome? How consistent were these systems, and what major variations were there? Byzantine had a continuation of Roman Imperial rule and tradition where it was completely gone in the kingdoms succeeding Rome in the West. Byzantine still used the imperial law intact while the […]

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Why Did Urban Call for a Crusade in 1095?

Why did Urban II call for a crusade in 1095? In order to establish reasons for Urban’s call for a crusade in 1095, we need to look at many accounts of the time, and find out what was happening in the rest of the Christian world which influenced both what and when he said what […]

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The Byzantine Empire

The Byzantine Empire, also known as the Eastern Roman Empire, emerged following the fall of the Western Roman Empire, and would be considered “the second Rome. ” It originated on the site of the ancient Greek city of Byzantium, which was located on the Bosphorus, and would last for 1,000 years, ending in 1453 when […]

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Cause of the Crusades

Were the crusades caused primarily by religious devotion or by desire for political and economic gain? Christians and Muslims fought in a series of wars for nearly 200 years. The drive to gain control of the Holy Land was the biggest motivation. Christians wanted the Holy Land because this was where Jesus lived. The Muslims […]

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Byzantine DBQ

What is the Primary Reason to Study the Byzantines? The Byzantine Empire and its capital city of Constantinople thrived for more than one thousand years and helped shape the history of the modern world. The Byzantines have been largely ignored in classrooms across the nation. Key reasons to study the Byzantine are their religious influence, […]

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