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Week 7 of History Notes

by: William Bartek

Week 7 of History Notes HIST 1500 - 01

William Bartek
Discovering World History
Autumn Dolan

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This week's notes cover the Byzantine Empire as well as the emergence of Islam
Discovering World History
Autumn Dolan
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by William Bartek on Friday October 16, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to HIST 1500 - 01 at University of Missouri - Columbia taught by Autumn Dolan in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 14 views. For similar materials see Discovering World History in History at University of Missouri - Columbia.


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Date Created: 10/16/15
History 1500 Byzantium and the Rise of Islam Empire at War 0 Justinian 527 565 Emperor of Constantinople o Wants to reunite east and west 0 Kicked Vandals out of North Africa 0 Gothic Wars 535 554 CE 0 War to kick Goths out of Rome 0 Devastates the countryside and bankrupts Justinian o Sassanian Dynasty still warring in the east Justinian o Nika Revolt Green v Blue Jesus is divine and human v he is only divine o Empress Theodora reaffirmed Justinian to quell the revolt o Tries to turn Constantinople into Christian capital of the world 0 Hagia Sophia built byJustinian Roman Law 0 Age of codifications writing down and discussing laws 0 Corpus Juris Civilis body of civil law like a textbook 0 Digest History of classical law 0 Code The laws themselves 0 Institutions How to teach laws in schools 0 Holds legacy for medieval and American law Trade amp Politics o Prosperous urban life 0 Imperial control on the economy 0 Limits of prosperity on the lower class 0 Byzantine court is complicated amp underhanded think King s Landing in Game of Thrones Eastern Church o Intelligentsia preserved but philosophy of Greece is abandoned 0 Greek Orthodox Church 0 Language After Justinian no emperors spoke Latin churches switch to Greek 0 Patriarch Bishop of Constantinople is religious leader under thumb of emperor o Iconoclasm quotIcon bashing worshipping icons is wrong Rise of Islam 0 5th amp 6th c Arabia 0 Tribal Society Bedouins o Polytheistic with Allah as one supreme God over others I Ka ba meteor used as religious center of Allah Muhammad 570 632 CE 0 Revelation that Arabs need to be monotheistic o Mecca and Medina o Hijra 622 CE Beginning of Muslim calander Muhammed recognized as prophet o Conquering of Mecca 630 CE I Becomes Islamic center after conquering Teachings o 5 Pillars of Islam Shahada Testimony of Faith Salat Praying 5 times a day towards Mecca Zakat almsgiving Saum Fasting 5 Hajj Pilgrimage to Mecca o Jihad Internal struggle to follow pillars as well as outward struggle to spread Islam PWP Succession Crisis o Abu Bakr 573 634 and Ali 599 661 0 Divide between who should lead after Muhammed fuels Sunni and Shi ite feud


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