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Ch 10: Chapter 10: The Byzantine Empire and Russia (330 - 1613)

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This chapter of the Prentice Hall World History Connections to Today Volume 1 companion course covers all of the information in The Byzantine Empire and Russia chapter of the textbook. These simple and fun video lessons are about five minutes long and help you learn the essential lessons about the art and culture of the Byzantine Empire, their relationship to the Roman Empire, and the rise of the Russian Empire.

How It Works:

  • Find the lesson within this chapter that corresponds to what you're studying in The Byzantine Empire and Russia chapter of your textbook.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the cultural developments and empire building concepts you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quiz after watching each video lesson to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, re-watch the videos until you've mastered the material, or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the world history topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • Rome's connection to the Byzantines and the Church
  • Post-Constantine Roman emperors and Justinian's Code of Law
  • Mosaics and other examples of Byzantine artwork
  • Characteristics of Byzantine architecture
  • Reasons why the Byzantine Empire slowly fell
  • Factors that led to the Russian Empire's rise to power

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6 Lessons in Chapter 10: Chapter 10: The Byzantine Empire and Russia (330 - 1613)
Heirs of Rome: The Church and the Byzantines

1. Heirs of Rome: The Church and the Byzantines

The Roman Empire covered a vast area, and when it fell, its people were in danger of losing their civilization. This lesson explores some of the things that remained as the Empire fell, as well as how they affected Roman citizens.

Justinian's Code of Law and Roman Emperors After Constantine

2. Justinian's Code of Law and Roman Emperors After Constantine

This lesson will highlight the emperors after Constantine. It will specifically explore the reign of Justinian and the famous Justinian code of law. It will also discuss the Apostate and the battle of Adrianople.

Byzantine Art: Mosaics, History & Characteristics

3. Byzantine Art: Mosaics, History & Characteristics

This lesson covers Byzantine art and explains the difficulties of imposing artistic periods. Justinian is introduced as the man behind the Byzantine Golden Age. We explore the interesting dynamic between Byzantine imperialism and Christian religion. Finally, we take a brief look at eastern religious icons.

Byzantine Architecture: History, Characteristics & Examples

4. Byzantine Architecture: History, Characteristics & Examples

In this lesson, we look at the development of Byzantine architecture. We examine its relationship to the Byzantine Emperor Justinian. We then compare Byzantine architecture to early Christian architecture and enumerate the distinctly Byzantine elements of their art and architecture: central-plan, domes and pendentives. Finally, we touch briefly on how these architectural masterpieces were decorated.

The Slow Decline of the Byzantine Empire

5. The Slow Decline of the Byzantine Empire

This lesson will explore the slow decline of the Byzantine Empire. It will highlight internal instability and outside invasion as two of the major factors that led to the 1453 fall of Constantinople and the empire.

The Rise of the Russian Empire

6. The Rise of the Russian Empire

In this lesson, you will discover how Russia was transformed into an empire and explore the long history leading to that development. Then, you can test your understanding with a brief quiz.

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