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History of Byzantium

Sign up for this course to go deep into Byzantine history, one of the important eras to study. Students will learn how the Byzantine Empire shaped the world we live in today and its impact on Western culture.

Total Classes: 12

Duration: 55 minutes

Prerequisite: None

Suggested Grade Level: 11th to 12th grade. 10th grade is acceptable for advanced readers.


This course will acquaint students with a basic introduction to the political and cultural history of the Byzantine Empire. Major dates, persons, battles, and events will all be covered, as well as important cultural and religious ideas. This course will help students better understand the Christian heritage of the east and Byzantium’s continuing influence on Christendom.


Class 1: The Formation of Byzantium

Class 2: The Age of Justinian

Class 3: Wars of Heraclius

Class 4: The Coming of Islam

Class 5: Iconoclasm

Class 6: Renaissance

Class 7: High Byzantine Culture

Class 8: Schism and Crusades

Class 9: Latins and Ottomans

Class 10: Attempts at Reunion

Class 11: Fall of Constantinople

Class 12: Byzantine Legacy

Materials and Homework

Course Materials: Required textbook is A Concise History of Byzantium by Warren Treadgold, 1st edition, ISBN #0333718305 (https://amzn.to/3rbUvC1) or 2nd edition ISBN #978-1352009873 (https://amzn.to/3oKmAPc)

Homework:  Homework will consist of weekly readings from the textbook (approx. one hour per week), automated weekly quizzes, and occasional essay questions graded by the instructor.

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