Essay On Byzantine Architecture

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Architecture Description Byzantine architecture was evolved from Early Christian architecture. For example, Early Christian style architecture had basilicas (churches) with three or five isles, but Byzantine style architecture rarely used three to five isles. Byzantines used domes and vaults frequently, unlike the Early Christian style architecture who rarely used domes. To keep the highest domes upright, the Byzantines used pendentive. Pendentive supports the dome using four triangle legs sitting on a square base. In the 6th century reign, with the emperor Justinian I, Byzantine architecture became a distinctive style that included windowed domes. Future Affect Byzantine architecture affected Medieval architecture in Europe, Renaissance…show more content…
Health as always been a concern no matter the time period and the Byzantines had different ways of going at it. Priests would come and bless the patients and pray that they get better, which sometimes worked because of natural cures. Another remedy would be doctors diagnosing the patient and giving them something that would make them feel better, like purgatives or bloodletting. Although, there were some cases where the doctor could do nothing. Then, Byzantines would turn to magic to help the sick by going to witch doctors. Magic could never be predicted and there might be a cure that medicine could not help. Magic did not actually work, but when people are scared, they try to make anything possible. Future Affect Although there was not much, Byzantine medicine helped advance the future of medicine. If it was not for the trials and errors of the Byzantines, we would never be able to have the advanced medicine we have now. We use herbs, like they did, but we use different ones specific to the patient’s needs. Affected the Lives of People Medicine helped the people get cured of common diseases. Faith healing, if it worked, also brought more people to become religious and believe that God saved them or their family. Sometimes the use of leeching to cure diseases made the patient’s condition worse. Sources:
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