How did the rise of Islam and the crusades weaken the Byzantine empire?
The crusades which out of the three most important ones, the Byzantine Empire only won one time.
The Byzantine empire declined after the rise of the period of Islam.
Islam did NOT spread from the Byzantine Empire; the regime was an Orthodox Christian theocracy. Some of the earliest expansions of the Rashidun Caliphate were at the direct expense of the Byzantine Empire.
The Byzantine empire bordered Islamic nations by then, when Mohammad preached Islam in medina he expanded stint bit, years after his death Islam spread wide to its military- conquest, Islamic warriors took Cairo and the rest of Egypt (a former state of the Byzantine empire) Islamic hoards could not get further so went through North Africa and took Spain, short answer: The Byzantine empire was in a geographically incorrect place, the empire was to close… Read More
The underlying premise of the question is incorrect. The Byzantine Empire never converted to Islam and Islam was, by and large, illegal within the Byzantine Empire for as long as it existed. The reason why the territory formerly controlled by the Byzantine Empire became Muslim-majority was because it was conquered by various Islamic States such as the Rashidun Caliphate, the Umayyad Caliphate, the Seljuq Turkish Empire, and the Ottoman Empire (which finished the job).
The Byzantine Empire declined after Islam spread. The words "Islam spread" are nebulous. If the question is referring to the Rise of Islam period, when Mohammed and the Rightly-Guided Caliphs were spreading Islam, then yes, the Byzantine Empire decline after these events. If, however, you are referring to the Seljuk and Ottoman conquests of Anatolia nearly 600 years later which eventually ended the Byzantine Empire, the Empire was in decline long before these armies trampled… Read More
Which religion became the strongest rival of Christianity in the Mediterranean area during the time of the Byzantine Empire?
Islam became a rival of Christianity in the Byzantine Empire.
Which religon became the strongest rival of Christianity in the Mediterranean area during the time of the Byzantine Empire?
Islam became the strongest rival of Christianity in the Byzantine Empire.
The Byzantine Empire, as well as the Persian Empire were located near the Arabian Peninsula, in the budding years of Islam.
Answer 1 It was called the Crusades. Answer 2 There have been battles between Muslims and Christians ever since Islam first invaded the Byzantine Empire. You may need to be a little more specific as to what battle you are speaking about.
The Byzantine Empire had a Roman culture and Orthodox Christianity as its state religion. The Islamic Caliphates had Arab culture and Sunni Islam as their state religion.
An Islam spread and gained followers, Muslim invaders threatened the Byzantines
The Arabs conquered Syria, Palestine and Egypt which belonged to the Byzantine Empire. The Seljuk Turks conquered most of the Byzantine territories in Turkey. The Ottoman Turks conquered what was left of this empire (north-western Turkey and south-eastern Europe) and brought it to an end. All these people were Muslims and Islam was part of the forces which drove their expansion.
The Seljuks or the Sufi's
Byzantine is anything pertaining to the Byzantium Empire or its period of existence. Islamic are those things relative to the religion of Islam.
Invasions by the Islamic Ottoman Empire destroyed the Byzantine Empire.
Islam expanded vastley to iraq, syria,the persian empire, the byzantine empire, and the roman empire. It battled armies from 1,000 to 90,000 men! How it did this, was due to the sharp military minds of the greatest generals in history.
400 - 1400, during the era when the Roman Empire declined, the Byzantine Empire flourished, and Islam was founded.
Christians lied about Muslims destroying sacred shrines, providing an excuse for the Christians to attack the Muslims. The Muslims won. As a result, Christians were shut off from trade, and the Muslims grew together even closer. It didn't affect Islam much, but it destroyed the Byzantine Empire.
Islam arose after the fall of the western part of the Roman Empire, which disintegrated under the strain of the invasions by the Germanic peoples. The eastern part of this empire was not affected by these invasions and continued to exist for 1000 years. Historians have coined the term Byzantine Empire to indicate this part of the Roman Empire after the fall of the western part. The rise of Islam unified the Arab tribes and… Read More
The religion in the Byzantine Empire was Christianity. This was the furthest extent of Christianity to the East. Further East were Islam and other major religions during this time. Christianity became the main religion because of Justinian's influence on the people.
Persecution along with the 'pagan' religions of the time. Pagan meaning religion of a farmer. Early Christianity had to compete with local religions and deities. Religion was a way of life, and Christianity was changing those ways of life. They also had to compete with the rise of Islam, and before the rise of Islam, the division of Classical Rome into The Byzantine Empire and what would later be called The Roman Catholic Empire. The… Read More
The Byzantines turned a blind eye to Islam and focused on Rome, and pay the price by losing to The Turks.
From the time that Israel was renamed Palestine in the year 70, until well after the advent of Islam, the people of the region spoke: Latin Aramaic Turkish Greek French Italian Even after the Advent of Islam, Arabic-speaking Muslims did not move into the region in significant numbers until after 1834.
invasions by the islamic ottoman empire destroyed the byzantine asia
The advance of Islam into Europe by the Seljuk Turks, later the Ottoman Empire ended with the Crusades. Infighting among the various Muslims sects and empires stimulated by the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition coupled with the prerequisites for an industrial revolution found in Britain denuded the Middle east of resources at a critical time of developement. In a sense the Crusades began the equivalent of the Dark Ages for Islamic empires.
The Arab conquest of Byzantine Syria, Phoenicia (Lebanon), Palestine and Egypt contributed the decline of the Byzantine Empire. So did the conquest of much of what is now Turkey by the Seljuk Turks and the conquest of much of the Balkan Peninsula (southeastern Europe) by the Slavs. The Arabs and the Turks were and still are Muslims.
The Western or Christian world lost the military aspect of the crusades. The crusades caused the final collapse of the Byzantine Empire. At the same time, Islam underwent a fundamentalist reaction. Many scholars fled to the West. The tremendous increase in scholars greatly benefited the West. They saved many books from the book burnings and took the books with them. The crusades greatly helped the Renaissance in Europe. We can picture something similar as what… Read More
The Byzantine Empire and Sassanian Persia were the two great powers in the Middle East in the 400s-634 C.E., before the Rise of Islam.
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam - And the Crusades - was created in 2005.
The Byzantine Empire and the Sassanian Empire were so weak that the Islamic Rashidun Caliphate conquered 2/3 of the land of the former and completely conquered the latter.
Answer Jerusalem is a Holy City for both Christianity and Islam (also, of course, for Judaism). In 1009, the Fatimid caliph of Cairo had the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem destroyed. His successor permitted the Byzantine Empire to rebuild it under stringent circumstances, and pilgrimage was again permitted, but many stories began to be circulated in the West about the cruelty of Muslims toward Christian pilgrims. These rumours played an important role in… Read More
Saladin was a Kurd who led Islam during some of the Crusades
The Byzantine Empire maintained much of the ancient values that Western Europe had lost. It continued to encourage the study of classical science and literature. The importance of critical thought was still respected. Engineering, art and even medicine continued to be disciplines of study. The Byzantine Empire also became known as the â??Shield of the East". It protected western countries from invasion and cultural destruction. Without this protection, Islam rather than Christianity might have been… Read More
* In the literal sense it was a medieval "war ", called for by the Pope approved by to regain the holy Land from Islam . The crusaders have often been glamorized, but often they behaved abominably. For example, before the First Crusade left the Rhineland it massacred a number of Jewish communities there. In Palestine and on the way to and from the country they often committed atrocities. But the crusaders also performed an… Read More
Islam started in Mecca and Medina in what is now Saudi Arabia. However, these cities were outside of all the extant empires and were self-governed city-states. The rulers of the Byzantine and Sassanid Empires considered Arabia an undesirable wilderness and did not expand to there.
A: Islam spread to Egypt by conquest. It had been part of the Byzantine Empire and was conquered by Umar ibn al-Khattab in around 641 CE. The Christians resisted conversion, but there was a Muslim majority in the Egyptian population by the ninth or tenth century.
Alexios I Komnenos was the Emperor of the Byzantine Empire during the First Crusade, which occurred largely as a result of his appeals to Western Christendom for help against the tide of Islam.
No. The Crusades were wars fought between Christians and Islam.
The Byzantine lands in present day Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Egypt and eastern Libya were conquered by the Arabs. The locals converted to their religion, Islam, adopted Arabic as their language and eventually came to see themselves as Arabs. The Turks, who came from central Asia, invaded Turkey, which became their homeland. They were Muslim. The Turks also invaded part of the Balkan Peninsula, which became part of the Ottoman Empire. That is why… Read More
Christianity and islam
It's not word for word only has main words but theses are the answers to the mastery test you need to press ctl-f and then type the MAIN part of the question The capital of the Eastern Roman Empire was Constantinople. Constantinople, the city which later became the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire, was established by the Emperor Constantine in 330 A.D. Islam or the Muslim religion became the strongest rival of Christianity in… Read More
The birth of Islam triggered the expansion of the Muslims and the occupation of the Holy Land of Christianity. The reaction was to organize crusades against the Muslims in order to free Palestine and secure access to Holy Land for the Christians. In the war who lasted 180 years approximately the Holy Land was not protected and finally the emerge of the new power of the Ottomans who succeeded the Byzantine Empire held the Holy… Read More
Christianity and Islam
Christianity and Islam
Islam and chrsitianity
According to Islamic sources, Muhammad sent an "invitation" to King Heraclius of the Byzantine Empire in 628 C.E. The only "invitations" we have in the historical record are those to the King Yazdagerd III of Persia and King Heraclius of the Byzantine Empire performed by Caliph Abu Bakr a year after Muhammad died, in 634 C.E. In both cases, I put "invitation" in quotes since it was a demand letter saying that these leaders would… Read More
The Byzantine Empire is best know for its role in spreading Christianity and for its capital city, Constantinople, which was originally Byzantium, but Emperor Constantine moved the capital from Rome to Constantinople during the last years of the Roman Empire. Back to Christianity, the Byzantines spread Christianity throughout their lands from Russia to modern-day Turkey. The spread of Christianity stopped when the Umayyad Caliphate in the Middle East rapidly began conquering lands and making many… Read More
It depends on whether you are referring to Islam as a political entity (i.e. the Caliphates) or you are referring to Islam as a religion. The Caliphates were primarily expanded through quick and decisive wars of conquest such as those waged against the Byzantine and Sassanian Empires by Caliphs 'Omar and 'Othman. In terms of the religion, within the empire it was spread through the use of laws designed to promote conversion to Islam (such… Read More
No, they were Orthodox