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Causes & Effects of the Decline of The Byzantine Empire

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Transcript of Causes & Effects of the Decline of The Byzantine Empire

Ana Driskell
February 25, 2015
Medieval Studies
Mrs. Deaton
Causes & Effects of the Decline of The Byzantine Empire
First Cause
And Sources
Effect of Weak Politics
The effect of the empire's weak politics was two civil wars in 1321-1328 and 1341-1347. The civil war of 1321-1328 was led by an emperor's grandson, Andronikos II. Andronikos II supported by the Byzantine Magnates, who conflicted with the authority of Byzantine. The Turks gained Anatolia and they set up heir capital in Bursa after this civil war. The civil war of 1341-1347 saw corruption of the Byzantine Empire by the Serbs, whose ruler took advantage of the chaos to proclaim himself emperor of the Serbs and Greeks. The Serbian king, Stefan Uroš IV Dušan gained huge amounts of land in Byzantine Macedonia in 1345 and took over large parts of Thessaly and Epirus in 1348. In 1347, Stefan Uroš IV Dušan took over Constantinople. The Ottoman Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453 and that was the Fall of Constantinople.
Second Cause
The second cause of the decline of the Byzantine Empire was the military system. The empire had been divided into many regions, which contributed locally raised troops to the imperial armies. However,after a period of weak rulers and military ventures, it became hard to maintain an army.
Effect of Weak Military
The effect of the Byzantine's military was the Fourth Crusade. The Fourth Crusade happened on April 12, 1204, an army of about 20,000 men and a fleet of about 200 ships broke in and began to loot the greatest metrapolis in the Christian world.
Effect of Arab Wars
The effect of the Arab Wars was a loss of land and power. Byzantine lost a hufge amount of land to the Arabs, who gained strength and more land.
Third Cause
Causes & Effects of the Decline of The Byzantine Empire
Ana Driskell
February 25, 2015
Mrs. Deaton

The first cause of the decline of the Byzantine Empire was the Arab Wars. In the west side of Byzantium, conflicts rose and began to cause trouble for the Empire. Italian city-states such as Venice and Genoa were lost to Arabs. This conflict lasted over 300 years.
The third cause was the political stucture of the empire. The Byzantine Empire experienced many civil wars.
Sources
Byzantine Civilization Notes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decline_of_the_Byzantine_Empire
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