This assignment contains 8 primary source documents covering Constantinople and Emperor Justinian.
The sources includes; (1.) “Constantine Founds Constantinople, 324 CE,” Sozomen, c. 450 CE (2.) Map of Constantinople (3.) “Travels in Asia and Africa, 1325-1354,” Ibn Battuta (4.)“The Byzantine Economy,” Cecile Morrisson, Cambrige University Press, 2007 (5.) Buildings by Procopius, 557 CE (6.) Buildings by Procopius, 557 CE (7.) The Justinian Code, Book 1: of Persons. Section VIII: Slaves. 529 to 565 (8.) The Justinian Code, Book 2: of Things. Section I: Division of Things. 529 to 565 CE.
Each document has (1-4) questions each to assess student understanding, with a total of 21 questions, and one open ended question at the end.
Two open ended questions; (1.) Using evidence from the documents above, write a paragraph discussing why Constantinople’s location was beneficial to the Byzantine Empire. (2.) Did Emperor Justinian revive the Roman Empire or create an entirely new culture centered around Constantinople?