Byzantine culture would develop from the Eastern half of the Roman Empire. How would it develop differently? What influenced its separation? Identify distinct social, religious, political, and economic characteristics such as language, architecture, literature, art, and status.
Examine the fall of the western half of the Roman Empire. What contributed to its fall?
Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey and Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome, Italy, are two examples of churches from the 6th and 5th centuries respectively. Hagia Sophia is an example of Byzantine architecture while Santa Maria Maggiore is an example of Roman architecture. Note the similarities and differences between these two churches. What can we learn from architecture about the culture in which it was built? Use the websites below to guide your answer.
Please use citations. List all references. The book being used is Levack, B., Muir, E., & Veldman, M. (2011). The West: Encounters & transformations (Vol. 1: To 1715). Boston: Pearson Learning Solutions.
Question one and two 200 words. Question 3 at least 50.