CHW: Constantinople

Constantinople is still alive! by rigiro, via Flickr.
Constantinople is still alive! by rigiro, via Flickr.

Today, you will briefly consider the legacy of Constantinople, the eastern section of the Roman Empire. Your goal today is to track important points below; point form will suffice:

(please write down these terms before watching the video; leave a few lines between each item for notes)

  • The Aquaducts/providing fresh water
  • Constantine/the spread of Christianity
  • Theodosian Walls/defense against the Huns
  • wealth/trading routes
  • Justinian/Theodora
  • the Nika riots
  • Hagia Sophia
  • Basil II

(oh…and sorry if this video ruins Santa Claus for you…)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFdTt9lNkE8

 

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