• The Saljuq Ghuzz Tribesmen
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    The Great Saljuq Sultanate! Although the Turks had played an important role in the Islamic world, before the 11 th century, the arrival of the Saljuq Turks marks a new era in Islamic history. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the role of the Saljuq Turks' in Islam. In doing so, the paper will be divided in two parts. The first part will present the historical background of the arrival of the Saljuqs and their participation in Islamic politics. The second part will discuss the contribution ...
  • Crusades And European Expansion
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    The objective of this Essay is to set out the ideological issues behind the Crusades, the reasoning behind them and the actions taken. Also discussed will be the effects of the Crusades, and if indeed the Crusading ideology was an important factor in the expansion of Europe. In the year 1095, Emperor Alexius beseech ed Pope Urban II in Europe for aid against the invading forces of Seljuk Turks, who were pushing at the borders of the Byzantine Empire. When Pope Urban II read the letter from Alexi...
  • Crusades Cultural Diffusion
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    A major turning point in Medieval history were the Crusades. The Crusades were a series of wars fought between the Christian Europeans and the Muslim Turks, which occurred between the years of 1096 to 1272. In this Holy War the Christians goal was to obtain the Holy Land from the Turks, in which they did not succeed. Although the Christians did not meet their goal, many positives did come out of their attempt. Due to the reason that they did not meet their goal, yet numerous positives came out o...
  • The Byzantine Empire Great Roman Constantine
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    The Byzantine Empire The Byzantine Empire, the survivor of the Roman empire, flourished intothe oldest and longest lasting empire in our history. It began with Constantine the Great's triumph of Christianity. He then transferred his capital from Rome to the re founded Byzantium in the early 4 th century, year 330 AD, and named it Constantinople after himself. This city became the surviving safe spot after the breakup of the Western Roman empire by the 5 th century. It was by far the largest and ...
  • Byzantine Islamic Empires Comparison
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    Byzantine and Islamic Empires q Introduction Both the Islamic and in the Byzantine Empires had very important social structures. There are differences between the two Empires in all aspects, however both were successful. The Byzantine was part of the great Roman Empire and the Islamic Empire was built on religious belief. q Comparison in art In the Islamic society visual arts are decorative, and colorful. The Islamic art was influenced by the religion in the area. The Byzantine Art was uniform ...
  • First Crusade Crusades Land Holy
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    What Were The Crusades In the year 1095, Emperor Alexius beseech ed Pope Urban II in Europe for aid against the invading forces of Seljuk Turks, who were pushing at the borders of the Byzantine Empire. Little did Alexius know, or anyone for that matter, that with the mailing of that letter, one of the greatest religious and military phenomena of the history of the world had just been sparked. In November of that year, in Clermont, France, Pope Urban II stood before a throng of European nobles an...
  • The Crusades Encarta Crusade
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    "The Crusades: series of wars by Western European Christians to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims." (Encarta "Crusades") The Crusades first began in 1096 and ended in the late 13 th century. The term Crusade originally meant that the European's would use all their efforts to regain the power from the Muslims. They wanted to retake the city of Jerusalem, which was holy to Christians because that's where the crucifixion of Jesus Christ occurred. Europeans later used it to allocate any milit...
  • The Events Leading To The Renaissance
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    The Events Leading to the Renaissance Many events influenced on how the renaissance was created. Three events that greatly influenced the renaissance were The Byzantine Empire with Justinian, The Franks with Charlegmange, and Marco Polo. These events helped for the government, law, and the daily life of the renaissance. The Byzantine Empire along with Justinian was a major part in the renaissance. The Byzantine Empire succeeded the Romans. Constantinople now modern day Stambul, Turkey was the c...
  • War Rome To The Fall Of Feudalism
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    8 July 2002 WAR FROM ROME TO THE FALL OF FEUDALISM The Roman Empire that was created through the exploits of Alexander the Great was to big to manage as one and was split into two east and west empires that mirrored each other politically, but not religiously. The Byzantine Empire, eastern Rome, established its capital at Constantinople in 330 A. D. founded by Constantine and the Orthodox Christianity severed its ties from the Church of Rome. The Byzantium Empire surrounded its capital with hug...
  • City History Roman Empire
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    The Roman Empire had started at Anatolia. Byzantine Empire had lived between 330 and 1453. The Seljuk Empire had started with having most of Anatolia in the early part of 11 th century. The Roman Empire, Byzantine and The Seljuk Empire, all of them have a special place in history. Also there are some similarities and differences among them in terms of their political and administrative structures, socio economic organization, daily life and regional hierarchy. A-) Roman Empire consisted of king...
  • The Imperial Coronation Of Charlemagne
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    History Essay " The Age of Charlemagne: Power and Religion in the early Medieval West''Who planned Charlemagne's imperial coronation and why?' The imperial coronation of Charlemagne has been a source of dispute between scholars of this era for a period of time, perhaps due to the fact that the sources available are often biased and the historical information, often vague. Historians have argued that perhaps it had been Charlemagne himself who instigated the coronation possibly as a means to cons...
  • Emperor Justinian Architect Of The Byzantine Legacy
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    From my webpage at web Emperor Justinian was the bold architect of a revitalized Byzantine Empire that would leave a lasting legacy for Western Civilization. As much of Europe entered the Dark Ages, Justinian's vision of a restored Roman Empire would reverse the decline of the Byzantine Empire and lay a firm foundation that would allow the Byzantine Empire to survive for centuries to come. Justinian, whose full name was Flavius Anicius Julian us Justinian us, was born around 483 AD at Tauresium ...
  • The First Crusade Christians And Jews
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    The Start of the First Crusade The First Crusade was fought because of the change from Arab to Turkish control over Jerusalem. This change had an effect on the people that were allowed to live there, and the beliefs that they could have. Since the city was important to Christians, Jews, and Muslims, this change affected very many people. When the change in power occurred, Jews and Christians were no longer allowed to live in Jerusalem. Pope Urban II gave a speech to encourage to volunteer to fig...
  • Byzantine Empire Roman Western Army
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    After the Western Empire 'fell' in 476 CE, a new empire rose in its place. The new empire, the Byzantine Empire, was based on the cultures and traditions of the Western Empire, but also contained many distinctive features. The two empires were very similar since they existed in the same area and carried some of the same cultural roots. But the Byzantine Empire came into existence after the Roman Empire divided into two sections and the Western Roman Empire collapsed. One reason for the decline o...
  • Roman Empire Emperor Women People
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    1. Justinian's court was much like the Eastern rule; the subjects were spaced from the rulers in space, dress and obedience. The laws were in Latin, even though the common language was Greek. 2. 622- Heraclius opened a successful attack on the Persians. 628- At Ctesiphon a peace treat was signed in favor of Heraclius 632- Muhammads followers conquered and ran the Empire. 717-718- Leo III beat back Muslim attack on Constantinople. 3. Iconoclastic policy under Leo III forbid showing respect to ho...
  • Crusades Second Crusade
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    The Crusades After the death of Charlemagne, king of the Franks, in 814 and the following collapse of his empire, Christian Europe was under attack and on the defensive. The Magyars, nomadic people from Asia, ravaged eastern and central Europe until the 10 th century. Around 800, several centuries of Viking raids disrupted life in northern Europe and even threatened Mediterranean cities. Nevertheless, the greatest threat came from the forces of Islam, very militant and victorious in the centurie...
  • Byzantine Empire Made Create Gold
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    The greatest of medieval civilizations was the Eastern Roman Empire. The Roman Empire was divided in 395. The Western half, ruled from Rome, was ruled by the barbarians in the 5 th century. The Eastern half, known as the Byzantine Empire, lasted for more than over 1, 000 years. The Byzantine Empire was one of the leading civilizations in the world. Some of the reasons for the success of the Byzantine Empire was because of their strength is art and architecture. Gold One kind of metal that the B...
  • The Crusades Byzantine Holy Land
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    The Byzantine Empire controlled most of the land on the Mediterranean Sea in the AD 500's. In the 600's, Arab Muslims conquered Palestine, which included Jerusalem and other sacred Christian areas. However, the Arab Rulers allowed Christians to visit the shrines. Later, in the 1000's, Seljuk Turks from Central Asia conquered this area. The Turks destroyed the Byzantines in 1071 and the Turks became Muslims. They made it hard for Christian Pilgrims to get to the holy places. In 1095, the emperor...