The Importance Of The Byzantine Empire

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The Eastern Roman empire was the continuation of the Roman empire, in the eastern part of the Mediterranean ("The Byzantine," n.d., para. 1). The changes that happened in this half of the empire were so important that historians renamed it the Byzantine empire. The term “byzantine” implies that this city was now the center of power and culture in the eastern Roman empire (Hunt et. Al., 2013, p. 240). Moreover, the capital city was formerly known as Constantinople, but was later referred to as Byzantium. Here, the people predominantly spoke Greek ("The Byzantine," n.d., para. 1). Although the western part of the empire collapsed in 476 A.D. after succumbing to German invaders, this part of the empire survived for more than a thousand years after (citehistory.comlink???). It made numerous great contributions to civilization such as preserving Greek language, continuing the Roman law and imperial system, conversions of Slavs to the Christian religion, etc. (cite/historyworld.org). The Byzantine empire was resilient for such a long time because of the Byzantine army, the location of the empire, and emperor Justinian. One major factor in the maintaining of the Byzantine empire for over a thousand years was the Byzantine army. In a time span of two…show more content…
During majority of its existence, it was the most powerful economic, cultural, and military force in Europe ("The Byzantine," n.d., para. 2). This empire was the greatest empire, and made countless contributions to civilization. Although some people think it was unsuccessful because of what the tax difficulty did to the empire, it was a success and lasted so long because of the army, the location, and the great emperor Justinian. In 476 AD, the empire finally fell after an Ottoman army stormed Constantinople (history.com/para1). It went down in history as one of the most successful empires in the
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