While opponents of the empire fought, it helped Islam become a strong empire. Karen Armstrong, a modern writer about the culture of Islam explains how Persia and Byzantium engaged in long and exhausting wars (Doc D). These two empires weakened each other, without Islam having to get involved in the wars which would have weakened themselves. The empire that the Muslims upheld was extremely strong in its military and political aspects, which helped it to spread geographically. The success of military conquests led to the spread of the culture. In a map created from various sources, it shows how the spread of Islam relates to the military campaigns (Doc C). The map shows how the empire started in the Arabian Peninsula, then as the military conquests spread on throughout the middle east, the empire also spread along with it. These successful conquests are because other opponents of the empire weakened each other while the the strong, resourceful Muslim army carried
Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, ruled the Franks from 768–814 A.D. He was a kindhearted man, who also a merciless warrior. Charlemagne was resolved to expand his kingdom to a grandiose empire, which he completed especially well. He also converted the nation to Christianity and the nation’s customary language to Latin. People thought he ruled with the sword and with the cross. After thirty years of wars, most of Western and central Europe belonged to him, a nation consisting of the Saxons, Bavarians, Slavs, Avars, Lombards and more. His empire became as big as Rome. After he died his kingdom was divided into three parts, one went to his grandson, Charles the 2nd, who received West Francia, another went to his other grandson,
Between 1800 and 1850, western expansion played a major role in the sectional tensions between the North and South in America. Most of this would stem from whether or not new territory would be free or slave states. Later on, there would be compromises in place to alleviate the tension but disunity between the North and South was very prevalent.
Eight hundred years ago during the 13th century a small central Asian tribe known as the Mongols conquered much of the known world. Mongols were nomadic people known for being barbaric and harsh when expanding their empire. Even though the Mongols were obviously brutes, their expansion of territory, military tactics, and facilitation of commerce proved they were more helpful than harmful.
In the 13th century in central Asia lived the Mongolians. The Mongols were very fierce warriors of that time. This lasted from the 13th century through the 14th century. They were unliked by other civilizations, that is why they were also called the “barbarians”. These barbarians were like savages, they destroyed things and they would slaughter people too.
Eardwulf was king of Northumbria from 796 until at least 806. Northumbria in the last years of the eighth century was the scene of dynastic strife between several noble families, and in 790, Æthelred I attempted to have Eardwulf assassinated. Æthelred himself was assassinated in 796. The reign of his successor Osbald lasted only twenty-seven days before he was deposed, and Eardwulf became king on 14 May 796. In 798 Eardwulf fought a battle at Billington Moor against a nobleman named Wada, who had been one of those responsible for King Æthelred 's death; Wada was defeated and driven into exile. In 801 Eardwulf led an army against Coenwulf of Mercia, perhaps because of Coenwulf 's support for other claimants to the Northumbrian throne.
Eight hundred years ago a small tribe from the steppes of Central Asia was so successful conquering a significant amount of the world, but their victories was not very pleasant. They conquered most of Asia, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe and nothing has even been done before the Mongols established their army creating a massive empire in such little time. Although they were very victorious and successful their reputation was not pretty and other people called them "barbarians" which is a negative term referring to people who lived beyond the reach of the civilization and they were known as being evil and savage. The Mongols were nomads who lived in yurts and had few material possession knowing little about mining and were not interested in farming. Eating off of meats, milk, and hide of horses, and the meat and wool of sheets was their usual meals. Temuchin, also known as Genghis Khan which means
The businessmen of colonial New York strove to succeed in their trade by any means possible, often resorting to violence and bribery in order to increase their profit margin. However, their methods were not limited to violence. Throughout Defying Empire the reader is often bombarded with descriptions of the mindsets of the eponymous merchants. The text goes into detail cataloging the general thought processes behind some of the most ingenious smuggling conventions of the 18th century.They utilized any tools at their disposal in order to continue their businesses including powerful connections and money. In order to get contraband past the Britain the merchants disguised their ships with flags of truce(Truxes 87-104), used legal goods as covers
Cnut the Great (also known as Canute) was a Viking king who united the English and Danish people of England to become the first ruler since the fall of Rome to rule over all England. The life of Canute Sweynson industrialized in a culture and setting shaped by over 100 years of communication between the Danes and the English. The Danish and Norwegian Vikings had used England and Ireland as a foundation of pillage and fortune. Violence oppressed the relationship between the Anglo-Saxons and he Danes. The concurrence of Ethelred the first to the English throne in 975 strengthened the conflict, as he proved to be neither a capable warrior nor a proficient administrator. The era of cataclysm and civil war between 975 and 1015 was primarily significant for Canute and for England.
After the collapse of the Roman Empire in 476 CE, the Roman Empire split into two sections: Eastern Christendom (Byzantium) and Western Europe. There are many similarities and differences in the response of those two areas after the fall of the Roman Empire including the similarity that both regions considered themselves Roman because of the Roman culture that was deeply embedded into those regions; however, there were many differences, such as the wealth and strength of Byzantium compared to Western Europe because of the geography and military of the Eastern Christendom; in addition, another difference would be the church because of the different ways the church was organized and controlled.
The Holy Roman Empire consisted of multi-ethnic territories during the early medieval periods until its collapse in 1806 after the Napoleonic wars. The territories in the Holy Roman Empire included the Kingdom of Germany, Italy, Burgundy as well as other numerous small kingdoms. The Holy Roman Empire was centrally located in Europe and mainly occupied the present day Germany. Ancient Egypt was an old civilization found in the Northeastern Africa. The Ancient Egypt occupied the present country of Egypt. A comparison of political leadership and cultural achievements of the Holy Roman Empire and the Ancient Egypt is discussed below.
I read your article criticizing Hamilton after you mentioned it to me after class. I know in 3319 you’ve discussed The Patriot, and you mention HBO’s John Adams often. After talking with you about Burr by Gore Vidal, and other historical fiction novels, I’m interested in
Relatively modern historical cessation into the Europe would reveal that Europe had been under the all-encompassing Roman Empire. Rome was the sole power in the region, and all political and social power emanated from Rome; signified by 'Pax Romana' or the 'Peace of Rome'. The gradual decline of the Roman
The ancient Roman saying states: All roads lead to Rome! And this was true, in this essay I will show what great achievements and inventions happened during the plus minus 500 years from 27 Before Common Era, to 476 Common Era, in the Roman Empire and argue how these achievements and inventions still have influences in our everyday life and the modern world we live in today. Of course the Roman Empire consisted of more than just Roads, the Roman legislative system, their customs and traditions, religions, social structure, political system, art, architecture, writing, philosophy, citizenship, language use and military advancements held their Empire and their citizens together. I will reflect and show, how some of these tools the Romans used almost 2000 years ago, still live on through us today.