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Jake Alster
  The    Division of Rome  Parting   Ways: East and West        The   Rise of Islam   Implications   of Byzantium
    Tetrachy     ◦  New government system established by Diocletian        (284 – 305)     ◦  This system allowed for fou...
  Maxentius and   Constantine start a   civil war.  Constantine emerges   victorious in 312   A.D.     ◦  Battle at Milv...
    Constantinople marks a new beginning in     Roman history, the transition from Western     dominance, to Eastern domi...
    Western Empire                       Eastern Empire     ◦  “Barbization of Rome”              ◦  Tried to retain Rom...
  Capital city located   at Constantinople.  Population consisted   of Hellenized people   of middle eastern   descent....
    Wanted to return     Roman Empire to its     past prestige.     ◦  Justinian actually        remade the Roman        ...
  Muhammad, in 610, reported he had a vision   that he was the messenger of God  He began preaching openly and was force...
    The fundamentals of     Islamic religion is     found in the Qur’an
    Islamic religion spread very quickly     throughout the area.     ◦  Many tribes heard Muhammad’s message  After Muh...
  When most of Europe fell   to Islam, Byzantine   remained a Christian   stronghold  When the Western Empire   fell to ...
  Kishlansky, Mark A., Patrick J. Geary, and   Patricia OBrien. Civilization in the West. New   York: Longman, 2003. Prin...
Rise of Byzantium
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Rise of Byzantium

  1. 1. Jake Alster
  2. 2.   The Division of Rome  Parting Ways: East and West   The Rise of Islam   Implications of Byzantium
  3. 3.   Tetrachy ◦  New government system established by Diocletian (284 – 305) ◦  This system allowed for four people to rule the Roman Empire   Both the east and the west would have an Augustus and Caesar to control the area. ◦  This is system how both Maxentius and Constantine gained power in the fourth century A.D.

  4. 4.   Maxentius and Constantine start a civil war.  Constantine emerges victorious in 312 A.D. ◦  Battle at Milvan Bridge  Constantine then moves capital to Constantinople, in the east.
  5. 5.   Constantinople marks a new beginning in Roman history, the transition from Western dominance, to Eastern dominance.
  6. 6.   Western Empire   Eastern Empire ◦  “Barbization of Rome” ◦  Tried to retain Roman   When Rome was sacked by values. the barbarians, the ◦  Throughout the fourth western empire did not and fifth century, they fall, but changed. were very prosperous   Vistigoths became integral ◦  Began to divide due to part of Roman politics conflicts within   Western empire would Christianity never be the same
  7. 7.   Capital city located at Constantinople.  Population consisted of Hellenized people of middle eastern descent.  Divided population due to religious beliefs.
  8. 8.   Wanted to return Roman Empire to its past prestige. ◦  Justinian actually remade the Roman Empire  Recaptured North Africa and Italy ◦  At very high costs ◦  Virtually left the empire bankrupt
  9. 9.   Muhammad, in 610, reported he had a vision that he was the messenger of God  He began preaching openly and was forced out of his hometown, Mecca  He found residence in Medina, this journey from Mecca to Medina is known as the Hirja  On this march, Muhammad found many followers, and in 629 returned to Mecca, and took the city
  10. 10.   The fundamentals of Islamic religion is found in the Qur’an
  11. 11.   Islamic religion spread very quickly throughout the area. ◦  Many tribes heard Muhammad’s message  After Muhammads death, his successors conquered a vast empire  But, Conquering was easier than governing  The Islamic empire did not last long
  12. 12.   When most of Europe fell to Islam, Byzantine remained a Christian stronghold  When the Western Empire fell to barbarian rule, Byzantium remained to Roman traditions  Byzantium is also currently the center of Hellenized life.
  13. 13.   Kishlansky, Mark A., Patrick J. Geary, and Patricia OBrien. Civilization in the West. New York: Longman, 2003. Print.  Pictures ◦  Nihad Hamzic, Invasions of the Roman Empire, October 1st, 2006 ◦  Flamarande, Western Eastern Roman Empire, December 28th, 2007, CC ◦  F.R. von Hubner, Byzantine Constantinople, October 25th, 2006, cc ◦  Justinian43, Byzantine 737, November 3rd, 2007, CC ◦  ARTE, Byzantine Empire Animated2, July 17th 2007, CC ◦  Stranger, Justinian, May 7th, 2007, CC ◦  NormanEinstein, Mecca, Saudi Arabia locator map, April 20th, 2007, CC ◦  Doctor Yuri, Qur’an, December 16th, 2009, CC ◦  Brian Szymanski, Age of Caliphs, September 19th, 2007, CC ◦  Evil Berry, Coin of Byzantium, July 16th, 2009, CC

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