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By Leften Stavrianos

Designed for classes in global historical past and global Civilization, this best-selling, vintage exploration of worldwide heritage takes an interdisciplinary international (rather than a local or nationwide) approach—tracing these significant forces, hobbies, and occasions that experience had a world-wide influence. It stresses connections among the earlier, current and destiny, emphasizing the query “What does it suggest for us today?” The Seventh Edition reevaluates the process human historical past with an eye fixed towards the millennium, reflecting in its insurance the tip of the chilly battle and the dawning chances for a brand new kind of international heritage.

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This meant in practical terms that for Justinian and religious unity same state unity were one and the Although Christianity had been de- thing. clared the state religion, remnants of paganism had lingered on. Seeking to eradicate them, Justinian closed last down the university at Athens, paganism's stronghold. the support of its time, his desire to re- empire in the West led him habilitate the This in At the same its to seek one stable element, the papacy. turn meant aggravation of an already administration he abolished the sale of offices and serious centralized the bureaucracy.

O tain to ex- to broadways and lared tell streets, of the it abundance of silver, garments of relics. Ships are putting in at this port, so that there men want amount the wealthy that is not brought hith- The court invariably had a foun- and was often elaborately landscaped. Main- of these good things; of gold and of nothing that certain tained by staffs of slaves and servants, the interiors "how stately, how fair, how many palaces manifold fashion, and such sacred at all times interior courtyard.

Lacking a male occupant— the Pope in 800 upon Charlemagne boldly bestowed of emperor. coronation was a To all title and good Byzantines, this the criminal arrogation of power, if not a sin against the sacred state; most of ed relations between the Eastern Church and the Byzantium had become predominantly Greek its in The East and the West of glory quickly ran out. In 802 she by had been shorn from the eastern empire, By- gered, penetrating even to territories that lin- had never The breach between Byzantium and a palace revolution the West a long and bitter family struggle and exiled was overthrown to the island of Lesbos.

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