The Roman and Greek Empires are very similar. They were both city-states, had a form of democracy, and had very similar gods. Both also affected the Mediterranean area greatly. However, The Roman Empire had more of an impact. While the Roman and Greek Empires have a lot in common, like their gods, government, etcetera.
The Eastern and Western Roman Empire’s that fell over time. The Eastern and Western empires are not exactly the same even though they were both parts of the roman empire. The Eastern and Western empire’s was once whole governed by one emperor until Diocletian split it in two for easier control. Then both of the empires started to differentiate from one another they got different customs and rules.
Rome and China: The Two Empires on the Opposite Ends of Eurasia During the Antiquity, two major powers at the time were the Imperial China and Rome, with Rome in Europe and China in East Asia. Being that both empires were located on the opposite ends of Eurasia, direct interaction between the two powers was incredibly rare, not to mention the fact that there were both physical and political barriers between China and Rome. Despite the distance between them, the two empires had managed to influence each other significantly. While there is evidence of interaction between China and Rome, nearly all instances were indirect. Nevertheless, Classical China and Rome, by expanding and exploring, were able to greatly influence each other indirectly,
Before it’s established why Charlemagne was crowned Holy Roman Empire, it is necessary to understand the position the Romans were in as well as Charlemagne’s past and current (at the time) accomplishments. There were 2 parts of the Roman Empire: The Eastern Empire and The Western Empire. The Eastern Empire was run by the Byzantines. The Western Roman, mostly run by the Romans but they were being invaded left and right, so they were disintegrating. The idea of the Roman Empire was there, but the government running it was falling apart.
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Throughout history, many impactful and memorable empires have arisen. Each empire has its own defining traits that lead to its success or demise. Some empires are very similar, while some posses many different traits. And although some can possess the same quality, their implication and utilization of that quality can create many gaps in the empire’s overall similarity to the other. Two powerful and historically important empires are the Ottoman empire, and the Mughal empire.
Between 200 and 1200 the Mauryan and Byzantine empires both had political leaders and noble classes that expanded empires and spread their religions. The Mauryans developed an elaborate bureaucracy that collected taxes from farming and had networks of people to spy on its own people and enforce obedience. Unlike the Mauryans, the Byzantines created a system of feudalism and used Eastern Orthodoxy to legitimize the rulership of an emperor. A large imperial army consisting of war elephants and cavalry secured power for the Mauryans, while military effectiveness led to the rise of the Carolingian empire and Vikings helped with spread of trade.
Throughout history, there has been many battles in which two large and powerful empires fought to maintain land, fought over religion, or to gain an abundance of resources. These empires, the Greek and the Persian, were hostile towards each other at the time. Although these empires were quite similar, they were near direct opposites at the time.
East and West Africa from 1000 to 1500 CE had profound differences in forms of government, with West Africa being kingdom based, and East Africa city-state based. The conversion of Eastern and Western African ruling elites compacted trading between themselves and Islamic traders from Mesopotamia, China, India, and as far away as Oceania. The relatively stable political environment from 1000-1500 CE in Sub-Saharan Africa attracted displaced peoples from the Abbasid empire in Northern Africa, with West Africa utilizing Trans-Saharan trade, and East Africa utilizing mariner trade routes. The East and West developed in clearly different ways, but paralleled each other in a way in which the political, social, and economic environments facilitated stable trade in the region, as well as a distinct blend between Islamic culture and African tradition.
Tensions developed between the Eastern and Western Churches over political, social and theological differences over beliefs and practices of religious. The Western theologians considered themselve as aids to devotion did not like the fact that the Byzantine did not agree. The Influence of Byzantium in Eastern Europe called themselves Romaioi, and was traced from their ancestors back to the Eastern Roman Empire. The Byzantines divided thenselves from the Mediterranean Society of Classical Rome.