The Modern World, Volume 4: Civilizations of the Middle East by Sarolta, Ph.D. Takacs

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The eastern half of the Roman Empire, which, unlike its western counterpart, maintained a coherent political and cultural identity for more than a millennium. The Byzantine Empire left a rich legacy of architecture and art in the Middle East. It facilitated the medieval Crusades and supported the only significant Christian presence in the Middle East for many centuries. E. Sharpe, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 24 | BYZANTINE EMPIRE ORIGINS The Byzantine Empire was rooted in two of the most important and powerful civilizations of the Mediterranean region: the Greek and the Roman.

The Byzantines enjoyed a brief respite through the 1420s, when the Ottomans fought off Mongol attacks. E. Sharpe, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BYZANTINE EMPIRE | 27 THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE, CA. 1025 The Byzantine Empire experienced in 476. By the late tenth century, Minor. The death of Emperor Basil many cycles of growth and decline. however, the Byzantines had II in 1025 led to another extended It shrank dramatically following the recaptured much of their former period of decline. fall of the Western Roman Empire territory in the Balkans and Asia er Volga ie p Dn Vol ga R.

In 1970, he became joint chairman of the Likud Party. When his party won a landslide parliamentary election on May 17, 1977, Begin became Israel’s sixth prime minister. Begin was uncompromising on the issue of a Palestinian state in the occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza. Moreover, he opposed the return of these territories to their previous owners, Egypt and Jordan. Nevertheless, he was determined to seek peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors, and in 1978, he was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with Egypt’s president Anwar Sadat for their cooperation in the Camp David Accords.

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