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Copy of Byzantine Empire

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Janeen Saunders

on 2 February 2016

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Transcript of Copy of Byzantine Empire

Capital was Rome

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
"Byzantine 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
FOREIGN
INVASION
THE ORIGINAL CAPITAL
WAS...
ROME
Constantine
On your Map...
But Then There was a Split...
Fall of One Roman Empire & Rise of Another
ECONOMIC
ISSUES
Let's Refresh our Memory...
What do we already
know about the
Roman Empire?
RISING TAXES

BARTERING
(exchange of goods without
money)

INFLATION
(period of rising prices of goods)
Reunited Empire

Shifted capital from Rome
to Byzantium (ancient Greek city)

Capital renamed
Constantinople
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
GAME

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
FUN FACT:
TRIVIA QUESTION:
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
Reading
Western Roman Empire
Byzantine Empire
Fall of One Roman Empire
&
Rise of Another
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