Byzantine Empire Essay Topics

Post Classical Europe: The Byzantine Empire

The history of Europe has long been tied to the history of the world. It has an opulent, often colorful history that shaped much of the world that we see today. Indeed, Europe has seen many changes in its long history and among the most interesting are the last days of the Roman Empire as… View Article

Roman changes and continuities

Roman civilization had some continuities and changes of their political and cultural systems, during the decline of the classical era. An example of continuity would be that the Western European church still used Latin as the language of the church. However the religion was changed during the reign of Emperor Constantine. Rome started out as… View Article

Christian Societies Emerge in Europe

Christian Societies Emerge in Europe, 600-1200 1. 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… View Article

This Is the Best Day of My Life

1. How did geography and the environment impact the Persians? The harsh terrain in the area of modern Iran made it very difficult for humans to survive and find water sources. The arid climate meant more work for agriculture and agricultural surplus was very rare. Organizing the building of underground irrigation channels for agriculture required… View Article

A Brief History of Byzantine Art

Byzantine Art important pictorial Document St.mark’s basilica, Venice italy [pic] four co-emperor ruling plan called The Tetrarchy [pic] Cupola at the transept crossing [pic] The most famous of the surviving Byzantine mosaics of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople – the image of Christ Pantocrator on the walls of the upper southern gallery [pic] Miniatures of… View Article

Fulcher of Chartes:Pope Urban’s Speech at Clermont

8.4 Fulcher of Chartres, “Pope Urban II’s Speech at Clermont” As the crusades began, Christians gathered to hear the insightful speech given by Pope Urban II in which he was able take unruly knights and give them a common enemy to fight. The enemies were the Muslims and Turks who were attacking the Byzantine Empire… View Article