Notes Week 10
Notes Week 10 History 151, 22
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Prof. Frassetto Week 10 of Notes Byzantine Empire o Justinian 527-565 Most important of the Byzantine emperors His success actually was because of his wife Theodora o Theodora Has a rough early life Actress Served as a prostitute Successful Prominent Procopius (author of the Theodora passage [Secret History]) served as a secretary to one of Justinian’s generals Could not help but notice that she was witty, determined, smart Lots of respect for her She goes to Egypt, meets holy men, converted to Coptic Christianity and went back to Constantinople Became a seamstress Also affiliated with the Blues 2 main factions in the Arena Blue Green o They had their fanclubs Justinian was also affiliated with the blues She was his greatest supporter Most importantly in 532 o Nike Revolt Constantinople was decimated The rebels chose a new emperor Ran to somewhere safe She steps forward and told him to pretty much grow a pair They hatched a plot o New soldiers o Sent in spies o Set off distraction o Army moved in, 30,000 people were died a short time later o Justinian survived because Theodora told him to go down fighting o She meant business Because of this, Justinian was able to do great things Building o Hagia Sophia o “Holy Wisdom” Law o Corpus Iuris Civilis o “THE Body of Civil Law” o Greatest compilation of laws o Romans were great lawyers o 4 main works (Code of Justinian) o Official collection of Roman law o The Digest o Abridgement of Roman Law Conquest o Conquered Italy Lost to the Germans in 476 o Rome Took back the Western half of the Roman Empire She died in 548 Justinian died in 565 Leo the Isaurian o In 717, the city of Constantinople was besieged by Islam armies from Arabia Arrived at a good time because these armies threatened Constantinople o Thanks to him, the Empire survived until 1453 Used Greek fire to turn back the armies o It is said that the real protector was really Mary, not Leo Islam o Who was the first Muslim? Abraham The Qur’an tells us that he was not Christian nor Jew He believed in the One, True God Abrahamic Faiths o All monotheistic o They all have Holy Books Judaism- Torah Christians- Bible Muslims- Qur’an Began a series of Prophets who all received God’s message o “Submission to the Will of God” Allah is a Universal, Creator God o A member of the faith is not Islam, not Islams, they are Muslims o If you believe, God will take care of you. Your efforts will not be in vain Entrance to the Garden of Paradise Wine, Honey, Milk overflows there o First Muslim is Muhammad To understand him, we must understand his environment Born in 570 century in Arabia o In the desert Not much there Not economically advanced He was orphaned as a boy o Adopted by an uncle who raised him as a merchant At the age of 25, he married Khadija, the wealthy widow In 610, he went to Mount Hira and was approached by the Angel Gabriel who told him to recite o This was the first of a series of message that he would receive from God o Beginning of his life of God’s prophet