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Copy of Byzantine Empire
Transcript of Copy of Byzantine Empire
Rome & other Western Roman cities did not benefit from trade due to their locations far from trade routes
Continually threatened by Germanic tribe invasions, weakening Roman defenses
476 AD, Germanic invaders finally took over Western Roman throne
Eastern Roman Empire
Capital was Constantinople
Eastern Roman Empire became known as Byzantine Empire
Constantinople was better protected & better located to trade routes than Western Roman Empire's capital, Rome
Constantinople gained wealth and power from trading & shipping
Other Byzantine cities benefited from their strong capital
THE ORIGINAL CAPITAL
On your Map...
But Then There was a Split...
Fall of One Roman Empire & Rise of Another
Let's Refresh our Memory...
What do we already
know about the
(exchange of goods without
(period of rising prices of goods)
Shifted capital from Rome
to Byzantium (ancient Greek city)
A Permanent Divide
After Constantine's death, his 3 sons were to inherent empire, but they could not get along and caused constant unrest
In 395, the empire was permanently divided into eastern and western empires
Western Empire was based in Rome
Eastern Empire was based in Constantinople
East vs. West
Mark Rome & Constantinople
On your Map...
Draw Dividing Line Western and Eastern Roman Empires
Germanic tribes (Vandals & Visigoths) attacked Western Roman Empire
Internal conflict kept Roman soldiers from protecting the frontier
Gradually Germanic hunters and herders began to overtake Roman lands in Greece & Gaul
NOW... LET'S REVIEW WITH
SALT & PEPPER
Let's Recap What We Just Read
Romulus Augustulus was last Western Roman Emperor
He was 14 when he was ousted by German forces in 476
Byzantine Empire flourished for over 1000 years until being conquered by Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II in 1453 & Constantinople became capital of the Ottoman Empire
What was Constantinople renamed?
Hint: We still call it by this name
The Changing Empires
Western Roman Empire
Fall of One Roman Empire
Rise of Another