This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentation on the Byzantine Civilization – Overview – The Romans and The Fall of Constantinople. The total number of slides in the presentations is 45. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
The Byzantine Empire, or Eastern Roman Empire, was the predominantly Greek-speaking continuation of the eastern part of the Roman Empire during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Its capital city was Constantinople, originally founded as Byzantium.
The origins of the great civilization known as the Byzantine Empire can be traced to 330 A.D., when the Roman emperor Constantine I dedicated a “new Rome” on the site of the ancient Greek colony of Byzantium. It survived the fragmentation and fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century AD and continued to exist for an additional 1,000 years until it fell to the Ottoman Turks in 1453.
During the 1,125 years, of its existence, the empire was the most powerful economic, cultural, and military force in Europe. It spawned a rich tradition of art, literature and learning while serving as a military buffer between the states of Europe and invasion from Asia.
The Byzantine Empire finally fell in 1453, after an Ottoman army stormed Constantinople during the reign of Constantine XI.
Power point presentation #1 is entitled, Byzantine Civilization - Overview - The Romans and contains 28 slides and covers the following:
Map of the Byzantine Empire
Origins of the Empire
Constantine I (2)
Western Empire & The Visigoths
Eastern Empire Survival
Council of Chalcedon
Head of Church & State
Empire Under Justinian I
Threat of Islam
Iconoclasm to Monasticism
Golden Age Flourishes
Looting of Constantinople
Decline of the Byzantine Empire
Fall is Complete
Byzantine Culture Flourishes
End of Presentation
Constantinople was the seat of Byzantine power for over 1,000 years. The Byzantine empire had weakened significantly after the city's capture in 1204 during the Fourth Crusade. Mehmed II of Mehmed, The Conqueror, had ascended to the Ottoman throne in 1451 and began preparing to capture Constantinople as well as a large part of the Peloponnese in Greece.
Mehmed, with a determined effort, finally conquered and plundered the city, placing it in the hands of the Ottoman Empire.
A turning point in Western history, the Fall of Constantinople is seen as the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the Renaissance. The loss of Constantinople also severed European trade links with Asia leading many to begin seeking routes east by sea and keying the age of exploration.
The Ottoman Empire held the city until its collapse after World War I.
Power point presentation #2 is entitled, Byzantine Civilization – The Fall of Constantinople and contains 17 slides and covers the following:
Siege of the City
Defeating the Mines
Mehmed “The Conqueror”
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... Byzantine Civilization.