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Ch 15: MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: Islamic & Byzantine Civilizations

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Follow along as our instructors guide you through the most important information about the Islamic and Byzantine civilizations for the MEGA Social Science Multi-Content test. Our mobile-friendly lessons allow you to watch videos and take quizzes from anywhere.

MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: Islamic & Byzantine Civilizations - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, discover the topics related to the Byzantine empire and Islamic civilization that may come up on the exam. Engaging video lessons will cover the most essential information about these societies. The following information will be covered:

  • The development and decline of the Byzantine Empire
  • Characteristics of the Byzantine Church
  • Islamic civilization and society
  • The spread of Islam
  • Cultural coherence in the Islamic world

With help from our instructors, find out what information you need to know to be prepared for the MEGA Social Science Multi-Content test. Use our video lessons to get a handle on the concepts and facts that may appear on the exam, and use our multiple-choice quizzes for practice. Remember, these lessons and quizzes may be accessed from anywhere on your mobile device.

6 Lessons in Chapter 15: MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: Islamic & Byzantine Civilizations
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The Development of the Byzantine Empire

1. The Development of the Byzantine Empire

The word 'byzantine' is often used to mean something worthy of a spy movie. Learn more about the empire that earned every bit of that word, and how it lasted for more than a thousand years in this lesson.

The Slow Decline of the Byzantine Empire

2. 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 Byzantine Church: Characteristics, Empire & Icons

3. The Byzantine Church: Characteristics, Empire & Icons

In this lesson, we explore the Christian Church in the Byzantine Empire, and the history of the issues the bishop in Constantinople had with other Christian bishops, especially in Rome.

Islamic Civilization & Society

4. Islamic Civilization & Society

Before the year 600, the Middle East was a no man's land between Persia and Byzantium. Then, 100 years later, it was the heartland of an empire that would grow larger than its predecessors put together. This lesson details the changes to society during that time.

The Spread of Islam and the Progress of the Caliphates

5. The Spread of Islam and the Progress of the Caliphates

After the death of Mohammed, Islam continued to spread through Arabia, the Middle East and Africa. This lesson is an overview of Islam's progress from the faith of Mecca to a faith for all the world.

Cultural Elements that Unified the Islamic World

6. Cultural Elements that Unified the Islamic World

Despite stretching from Morocco to the Philippines, the Islamic world managed to maintain a surprising amount of cultural coherence during the Middle Ages.

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