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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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the Prentice Hall World History Connections to Today Volume 1: Online Textbook Help course
- Chapter 1: Toward Civilization (Prehistory - 3000 B.C.)
- Chapter 2: First Civilizations: Africa and Asia (3200 B.C.- 500 B.C.)
- Chapter 3: Early Civilizations in India and China (2500 B.C. - 256 B.C.)
- Chapter 4: Empires of India and China (600 B.C. - A.D. 550)
- Chapter 5: Ancient Greece (1750 B.C. - 133 B.C.)
- Chapter 6: Ancient Rome and the Rise of Christianity (509 B.C. - A.D. 476)
- Chapter 7: Civilizations of the Americas (1400 B.C. - A.D. 1570)
- Chapter 8: The Rise of Europe (500 - 1300)
- Chapter 9: The High Middle Ages (1050 - 1450)
- Chapter 11: The Muslim World (622 - 1629)
- Chapter 12: Kingdoms and Trading States of Africa (750 B.C. - A.D. 1586)
- Chapter 13: Spread of Civilizations in East Asia (500 - 1650)
- Chapter 14: The Renaissance and Reformation (1300 - 1650)
- Chapter 15: The First Global Age: Europe and Asia (1415 - 1796)
- Chapter 16: The First Global Age: Europe, the Americas, and Africa (1492 - 1750)
- Chapter 17: The Age of Absolutism (1550 - 1800)