But it was only the Islamic invasion of the region in the seventh century that protected the icons of St Catherine's from the frenzy of destruction that swept across the Byzantine Empire
during the iconoclast dispute.
The Patriarch Nicephorus of Constantinople: Ecclesiastical Policy and Image Worship in the Byzantine Empire
The Byzantine empire
lasted until 1453, when Constantinople fell to the Turks.
The first section is a collection of alphabetical entries by subject heading, with segments devoted to the siege of Acre, the Byzantine Empire
, Cyprus, Damascus, and the like.
In the 12th century CE the Byzantine Empire
was shrinking, but the Seljuks were also in trouble and under pressure from Crusaders in the West and the Mongols in the East.
Margins and metropolis; authority across the Byzantine Empire
The author is particularly effective in destroying the suggestion that slavery was disappearing or insignificant in the Byzantine Empire
, and he is also successful in demonstrating that slavery was no static institution but rather underwent significant evolution in the six centuries that are the focus of this work.
Part of the Roman Empire and then the Byzantine Empire
, it was later governed for three hundred years by a French crusading dynasty, the Lusignans, then seized by Venice and in the 1570s by the Ottoman Empire.
In the eyes of the ODCC, it was "more important for its practical than its theological results, being the last step towards the great schism between East and West before the actual breach, the ground prepared for the final separation between the Independent Church of the West and the Church of the Byzantine Empire
The war was "ungodly," according to the title of the book, partly because of this diversion (thus weakening the Byzantine Empire
in the face of its long-term enemies, Muslims in their Turkish guise), but partly because of the levels of violence between Christians that sometimes characterized it.
While the western Roman Empire and Christendom were going through the chaotic fifth to ninth centuries, in the east, Christendom was growing, helped by the general prosperity of the Byzantine Empire
A high point of civilisation and artistic accomplishment, the Byzantine Empire
has also been the object of great misunderstanding and prejudice.
In Russia the same emblem symbolized the Eastern or Byzantine Empire
and the Western or Roman Empire, supposedly combined under the Russian Ivan Vasilyevich when, in 1472, he married Sophia, the niece of Constantine XIV, the last emperor of Byzantium.
The topics include Sutton Hoo and Sweden revisited, approaches to the Frankish community in the Chronicle of Fredegar and Liber Historiae Francorum, the development of diplomatic contacts and exchange between the Byzantine Empire
and the Frankish kingdoms until the early eight century, from early Byzantium to the Middle Ages in Sagalassos, seventh-century movements of populations in the light of Egyptian papyri, Ibn al-Zybayr and legitimating power in seventh-century Islamic history, and irrigation in Khuzistan after the Sasanians.
Now, let's jump to the 12th century when the Byzantine Empire
was shrinking, and the Seljuks were also in trouble, under pressure from Crusaders in the West and the Mongols in the East.