The Influence Of Architecture On Society In The Byzantine Empire

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The Influence of Architecture on Society in the Byzantine Empire



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In this study we try to explore the concept of “Architecture on Society in the Byzantine Empire” in a holistic context. The main focus of the research is on “Architecture” and its influence on “Society in the Byzantine Empire”. The research also analyzes many aspects of “Architecture” and tries to gauge its effect on “Society in the Byzantine Empire”. Finally the research describes various factors which are responsible for “Architecture” and tries to describe the overall influence of “Architecture” on “Society in the Byzantine Empire”


Byzantine Empire is the term used since the eighteenth century to refer to the Eastern Roman Empire in the Middle Ages. The capital of this empire Christian was in Constantinople (now Istanbul), who's ancient name, Byzantium, was coined the term Byzantine Empire scholarship illustrated the centuries XVII and XVIII.

As a continuation of the Eastern Roman Empire, its transformation into a cultural entity different from the West can be seen as a process that began when the Emperor Constantine the Great moved the capital to the ancient Byzantium (then renamed New Rome, and later be known as Constantinople), continued with the final division of the Roman Empire into two parts after the death of Theodosius I in 395, and subsequent disappearance at 476, the Roman Empire, and reached its peak during the seventh century under the emperor Heraclius, with whose reforms (notably the reorganization of the army and the adoption of Greek as an official language), the Empire acquired a markedly different to the old Roman Empire.

Some scholars such as Theodor Mommsen, claim that up to Heraclius there was the Eastern Roman Empire and after the emperor was the Byzantine Empire, which lasted until 1453. Indeed, Heraclius left the former imperial title " Augustus "and shortly thereafter was named Basileus (Greek word meaning 'king' or 'Emperor'), title Byzantine rulers would lead to the end of Empire. Also replaced the Latin by the Greek as official language in 620 and, after his reign, the Byzantine Empire had a distinctly Hellenic.

Throughout its long history, the Byzantine Empire suffered numerous setbacks and losses of territory, especially during the Roman-Sassanid Wars and the Arab-Byzantine wars. Although its influence in North Africa and the Middle East had entered into decline as a result of these conflicts, remained an important military and economic power in Europe, Middle East and the Mediterranean East for most of the Middle Ages. After a final recovery of its past power during the time of the Comnenus dynasty in the ...
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