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Byzantine empire
Byzantine empire
Byzantine empire
Byzantine empire
Byzantine empire
Byzantine empire
Byzantine empire
Byzantine empire
Byzantine empire
Byzantine empire
Byzantine empire
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  • 1. Byzantine Empire476 CE – 1400 CE
  • 2. Who were the Byzantines and where did they come from?•Constantine left Rome in 313•Moved east and built Constantinople, presentlyIstanbul, Turkey on the Black Sea• Rome remained the eastern capital;•Constantinople became the western capital•Constantine ruled until his death in 337•The city of Rome fell in 476 to Germanic invaders.•After Rome fell, Constantinople became Byzantium
  • 3. Middle Eastern and Greek culturemixture. Who lived in Byzantium?
  • 4. Christianitywas a minorreligion untilthe 300’s CE.
  • 5. •Hagia Sophia Literally means “HolyWisdom”•Completed in 537 CE.•Christian Church with spectaculararchitectural styles of Greek and Roman
  • 6. Traded mainly with Russia and ItalyByzantiumSilk cloth, silver jewelry, perfumes and fine What was the Byzantine economyglass based on?
  • 7. •Paved roads; museums, libraries, parks; homes; schools.•Constantinople was the most advanced city in MedievalEurope. What did the Byzantine Empire take from the Roman Empire?
  • 8. •All people are equal under the law•Accused people were granted legalprotection What types of Justice are shown here? • Forgiveness • Legal court • Pope • King • Judges • Heaven
  • 9. •They combined Greek and Roman styles•Hence the Greco-Roman Style was bornWhat were the Byzantines’contributions to civilization?
  • 10. •They shielded Western Europe from southern invaders •Protecting Western European society
  • 11. •They were constantly at war with othercivilizations•They lost land to the Serbs and the Slavicpeople. How did the•Constantinople fell in 1453 CE to the ByzantineOttomans Empire Fall?

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