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AP World History: Byzantine Empire
Transcript of AP World History: Byzantine Empire
The empire and the Christian religion split in what is also known as a schism. The pope of the Catholic Church exocommunicated the patriarch of Constantinople...
..and the patriarch exocommunicated the pope. CRUSADES They were military campaigns done by Christians to convert non-Christians to Christianity. In the fourth Crusade, Constantinople is sacked by the Western Europeans but later is taken back by the Byzantine; however, the city was taken over by the empire's rivals, the Turks. Also known as the Ottomans, they were led by Mehmed II, and the Byzantine Empire ended in 1453. Social Economy Interactions with Environment Culture Political Strictly patriarchal Women did not have a say in court cases and could not own property. They could not get an education, and those in the upper class wore veils. Constantinople was an important trade center.
They started using coin money for easier economic processes.
They thrived in silk production, which they learned from the Chinese through the Silk Road. Population increased since Constantinople became a cultural center. It was meant to attract merchants and people.
The region was also affected by the Bubonic Plague in the late 1340s because it spread from the Silk Road. Different from Western Europe
Popular for the cathedral Hagia Sophia and new artistic tactics like the mosaic Headed by patriarch
Not controlled by the church (Church had secular rulers)
Unlike the Holy Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire had decentralized religious authority and centralized political authority. In addition, he was a key figure in spreading Christianity. He issued the Edict of Milan which allowed Christian practice, and he himself converted as well.