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POST CLASSICAL: BYZANTINE

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Byzantine Empire
Once part of Roman Empire.
Flourished from an eastern Mediterranean base after Rome declined.
Continued some of Rome's heritage, but also developed its own form of civilization.
Spread cultural/political influence to the Balkans and Southern Russia.
It survived for almost 1000 years.
Byzantine Military
Recruited men from the Middle East by granting heritable land in return for military service.
Constantinople
Capital.
Major urban center.
Attacked and conquered by Crusaders during the Western Crusade of 1204, which led to it being temporarily established as a western kingdom.
Iconoclasm
Breaking of icons.
Religious controversy of the 8th century.
Byzantine emperors attempted and failed to suppress icon veneration.
Schism of 1054
Split between Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches.
Caused by controversy over the Catholic practice of requiring priests to remain celibate.