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
Middle Eastern and Greek culturemixture. Who lived in Byzantium?
Christianitywas a minorreligion untilthe 300’s CE.
•Hagia Sophia Literally means “HolyWisdom”•Completed in 537 CE.•Christian Church with spectaculararchitectural styles of Greek and Roman
Traded mainly with Russia and ItalyByzantiumSilk cloth, silver jewelry, perfumes and fine What was the Byzantine economyglass based on?
•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?
•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
•They combined Greek and Roman styles•Hence the Greco-Roman Style was bornWhat were the Byzantines’contributions to civilization?
•They shielded Western Europe from southern invaders •Protecting Western European society
•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?