The Byzantine Empire existed for nearly 1,125 years, and it’s one of the greatest empires of all time. It was the Eastern part of the Roman Empire with Constantinople—later Byzantium, and Istanbul today as its capitol.
Constantinople became the center of a vibrant society that preserved Greek and Roman traditions while much of Western Europe slipped into the Dark Ages. The Byzantine Empire protected Western Europe from Islamic invaders and served as the precursor to the Renaissance.
From A.D. 500 to A.D. 1200, Byzantium was the wealthiest nation in Europe and western Asia. Its standard of living was unrivaled by other nations in Europe, and it led much of the world in art, science, trade, and architecture.
The Byzantine Empire finally fell in 1453, after an Ottoman army stormed Constantinople during the reign of Constantine XI.
The presentation covers the following:
Justinian I (3)
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This is one of several "companion" power point presentations that I offer under the heading ... Byzantine Civilization.