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  • Known As Constantine The Great
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    Flavius Valerius Constantius, also known as Constantine the Great, is believed to have been born sometime between the years 274 and 288. He was born in Na issus, which is now known as Nish Serbia, to the Roman officer Constantius Chlor us. Constantius belonged to one of the Leading families of Moe sia and his mother was a niece of the capable and soldierly Claudius, the conqueror of the Goths. Constantine's mother Helena is said to have been the daughter of an innkeeper o Drepanum, and later bec...
  • Architecture And The Code Of Justinian I
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    Justinian I Justinian had a very significant role in world history. There are many things that are overlooked when speaking of Justinian. For instance, Justinian was a great architect. Many times we overlook the little characteristics of Justinian and we focus on the code of Justinian. Justinianwas born a barbarian, probably born of Slavic parents inIllyia. We know nothing of his early years except that his uncle adopted him. His uncle was Justin I, the emperor of Constantinople. Then in 527 A.D...
  • Constantine The Great
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    Constantine the Great - mini biography by Justin Woodson Throughout history there are pivotal men and women whose actions are so significant that looking back history may have been unrecognizably different without them. These men and women can be tremendously virtuous or tremendously evil (or somewhere in between). yet their mark on history is indelible. Names of such people include Attila the Hun, A dol-ph Hitler, Abraham Lincoln, Napoleon Bonaparte, and many more. For this article I'll focus o...
  • Velvet And Glass Mirrors Before The Crusades
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    Crusades were Christian military expeditions organized mainly to recapture Palestine during the Middle Ages. Palestine, also called the Holy Land, was important to Christians because it was the region where Jesus Christ had lived. Palestine lay along the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, and Muslims had taken control of it from Christians. The crusaders, who came from Western Europe, organized eight major expeditions between A.D. 1096 and 1270. This was a period when Western Europe was exp...
  • Christianity In Constantinople When Constantine
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    The Emperor Constantine I was the sole ruler of the Roman world between 324 and 337 C.E. His reign was likely the most crucial of all the Roman emperors in determining the future course of western civilization. Constantine began the process of making Christianity the religious foundation of Europe. Also, his Constantinople replaced the city of Rome as the center of imperial power. This set the stage for the occurrences of the Middle Ages. His philosophical view of monarchy became the foundation ...
  • Christians View Jesus As God
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    Christianity is the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Most followers of Christianity, called Christians, are members of one of three major groups -- Roman Catholic, Protestant, or Eastern Orthodox. These groups have different beliefs about Jesus and His teachings. But all consider Jesus central to their religion. Most Christians believe God sent Jesus into the world as the Savior. Christianity teaches that humanity can achieve salvation through Jesus. Jesus lived in Judea...
  • Proclamation Of Constantine As Augustus
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    His coins give his name as M., or more frequently as C., Flavius Valerius Constantius. He was born at Na issus, now Nish in Servia, the son of a Roman officer, Constantius, who later became Roman Emperor, and St. Helena, a woman of humble extraction but remarkable character and unusual ability. The date of his birth is not certain, being given as early as 274 and as late as 288. After his father's elevation to the dignity of Caesar we find him at the court of Diocletian and later (305) fighting ...
  • Byzantine Empire With Justinian
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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 ca...
  • Legitimate To Criminals Being Christian
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    After Interviewing my mother about religion, being a Christian her self said that Christianity has been one if the biggest religions since the beginning like with Rome. Since the state often punished Christians for disturbing the peace, the Empire is often shown as merciless and callous. However, texts seem to suggest that the Empire did not treat Christians any differently from the other citizens of the state. Christianity in itself was not illegal under Roman law, so Christians were not target...
  • Constantine's Acceptance Of Christianity
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    The emperor Constantine has been called the most important emperor of the late antiquity. The many great events of his reign laid foundations that would affect the future of Europe and Western Civilization for centuries to come. His recognition and support of Christianity was one of the most important moments in world history. Moving the government of the Roman Empire to Constantinople and founding "New Rome" was one of the most significant decisions ever made by a Roman ruler. Ten emperors who ...
  • 1453 By The Ottoman Sultan Muhammad II
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    Bayezid I- (r. 1389-1402) Ottoman ruler who started to besiege Constantinople in 1395. The Europeans saw him as a new threat to Christendom, and Hungary's king led English, French, German, and Balkan knights in a crusade against the Turks. He defeated them at Nicopolis, and moved their capital from Bursa to France. If Bayezid had not defeated the Christians, the Ottoman Empire might not have taken Constantinople. The armies of Timur defeated him near Ankara in 1402 where he was taken prisoner an...
  • Byzantine Christianity
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    By the end of the Byzantine reign the culture was composed of Greek, Roman, European (Christian) and Islamic elements. Although a synthesis of the four was evident, Christianity was always the dominant force in the thoughts of man, due mainly to the enforcement by the State. Visigoths did not sack the Eastern Empire in the fifth century; therefore the Empire and its policies remained intact unlike the west. The fifth century was a critical time in the Eastern Empire's history, for this is when t...
  • Military To Being Pro Christianity
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    The most influential event in history is the fall of Rome, more specifically was the introduction of Christianity. The Roman people's values changed from being conquer all and take over the world to bring peace and prosperity to the world without violence. Since everyone was following Christianity and it said to turn the other cheek if someone hits you in the face, no one wanted to fight for the military because they wanted to follow the teachings of Christianity. The money once used for militar...

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