The Byzantine Empire The Rise and Fall of Power
Where they came from <ul><li>The Roman Empire </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It was divided into two sections: </li></ul></ul><ul><...
The Fall of the West <ul><li>The Invasion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The West fell to Germanic Invaders. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
The East Survives <ul><li>After the West fell: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The East became known as the Byzantine Empire. </li><...
Byzantine Life <ul><li>It was ruled by an Emperor. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Emperor had absolute power. </li></ul></ul><u...
Byzantine Life cont. <ul><li>Trade was excellent in the empire. </li></ul><ul><li>Their main trading partner was the peopl...
Byzantine Life cont. <ul><li>Constantinople, the capital. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Had paved streets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Contributions to Civilization <ul><li>Roman Law </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All persons are equal before the law. </li></ul></ul...
Contributions to Civilization cont. <ul><li>Buildings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Byzantines created a new style. </li></ul>...
Contributions to Civilization cont. <ul><li>Protection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Byzantine Empire shielded western Europe ...
The Fall of Constantinople <ul><li>The Byzantines were constantly fighting with other people. </li></ul><ul><li>They lost ...
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The Byzantine Empire

  1. 1. The Byzantine Empire The Rise and Fall of Power
  2. 2. Where they came from <ul><li>The Roman Empire </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It was divided into two sections: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The East and The West </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The capital in the East was Rome. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The capital in the West was Constantinople. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The Fall of the West <ul><li>The Invasion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The West fell to Germanic Invaders. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The city of Rome fell in 476 A.D. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The East Survives <ul><li>After the West fell: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The East became known as the Byzantine Empire. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Byzantine Empire </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It was a mixture of Middle Eastern and Greek cultures. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Byzantine Life <ul><li>It was ruled by an Emperor. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Emperor had absolute power. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Absolute Power – having control of everything. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Emperor always had his military ready to fight. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Byzantine Life cont. <ul><li>Trade was excellent in the empire. </li></ul><ul><li>Their main trading partner was the people of Italy and Russia. </li></ul><ul><li>They produced: silk cloth, silver jewelry, perfumes, and fine glass. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Byzantine Life cont. <ul><li>Constantinople, the capital. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Had paved streets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Had great homes and churches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Had parks and playgrounds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Had museums, libraries, and schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It was the most advanced city in medieval western Europe. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Contributions to Civilization <ul><li>Roman Law </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All persons are equal before the law. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accused people are granted legal protection. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Contributions to Civilization cont. <ul><li>Buildings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Byzantines created a new style. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They combined Greek and Roman architectures. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greco-Roman style was born. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Contributions to Civilization cont. <ul><li>Protection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Byzantine Empire shielded western Europe from invaders. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Byzantine people were protecting western European society. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. The Fall of Constantinople <ul><li>The Byzantines were constantly fighting with other people. </li></ul><ul><li>They lost land in the west to the Serbs and Slavs. </li></ul><ul><li>Constantinople fell to the Turks in 1453. </li></ul><ul><li>The Byzantine Empire was no more. </li></ul>
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