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The rise of Christianity and fall of Rome

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What do you already know about Christianity?

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Jesus of Nazareth
  • Jesus of Nazareth was a Jewish man traveling trough Palestina. He shared stories about love, supporting the poor and oppressed (onderdrukte mensen).
  • After death he promised people they would go to a place called heaven and that there was one God.
  • 27-30 AD
  • Jesus gains many followers
  • Prophet

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Christianity in the Roman Empire

  • Spread quickly after it was opened up to gentile people.
  • Christians supported each other and their God was loving.
  • Roman gods were often punishing their people.
  • The hope of a better place after death made the religion popular.
  • The well made roads in the Roman empire helped the spread of the religion to all regions of the Empire.

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  • Christians were prosecuted for almost 300 years.
  • A lot changed when Constantine became emperor.
  • He was the first to accept Christians in the Roman empire.
  • But why?

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A new capital
  • Emperor Constantine was responsible for another big change.
  • He moved the capital from Rome to the east.
  • Byzantium
  • Renamed it to Constantinople 
  • Current: Istanbul

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The split of the Roman Empire
  • Western Roman Empire
  • Capital: Rome
  • Eastern Roman Empire / Byzantine Empire
  • Capital: Constantinople

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From prosecution..
  • To becoming the state religion.
  • Emperor Theodosius the Great made Christianity the official religion in 380 AD.
  • The previous (polytheistic religion) was banned.

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Decline and fall of the (western) Roman Empire
  • The split of the Roman Empire was one of the causes of instability in the Western Roman Empire
  • Different Roman 'emperors' were fighting for control.
  • Or partying..  

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Roman Limes

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The fall of The Western Roman Empire
  • Different Germanic tribes were roaming the Roman Empire.
  • Vandals
  • Rome was sacked by the Visigoths around 410 AD
  • In 476 AD the barbarian Odaeker crowned himself emperor of Rome
  • This historical event --> Fall of the Western Roman Empire

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