Third, Germanic tribes with their barbaric invasions weakened the Roman Empire which led to disappearance of Roman ways. Although there were a lot of changes within this time period, the Mediterranean region had much continuity such as keeping Christianity as their dominant religion, continued to keep German as their dominant language, and lastly keeping Greco-Roman laws and ideas which shaped the Byzantine Empire political attitude. Religious practices drastically changed during the 300 c.e. period. During Constantine’s reign, the introduction of state-sponsored Christianity drastically converted many people from Roman polytheism to monotheistic Christianity.
Anglo-Saxon Religion Historically, religion has played a huge role in every major civilization. The Anglo-Saxons are no different. Their religious history is an interesting one because they were both pagan and Christian. It can be clearly seen in the course of England’s history just how important religion was to the stability and unification of the many scattered kingdoms in Britain. Eric John, the author of Reassessing Anglo-Saxon England, tells us that the Anglo-Saxons were pagans for the first two centuries that they were in England.
The three great western religions---- Judaism, Islam and Christianity, share similarities and differences. Even though they have the common roots and common elements, differences emerged when these three religion grew. However, Judaism, Islam and Christianity stand out as the main religions in the world and their believes cover all over the continents, influence billions of believers in the world. Judaism, the most historical religion in all three, was founded by Abraham—the first and the greatest prophet of the God. Judaism is a monotheistic religion, which Jews only believe in one God.
The tribal and political divisions of the people combined with the rough terrain to foil attempted conquests by alien powers.While the early history of the Arab race is veiled in obscurity, historical tradition agrees in assigning Ishmael, the son of Abraham by Agar, as one of the important early ancestors of the race. In any case, the Semitic people who formed the permanent population of Arabia were joined several centuries before Mohammed by colonies of immigrants, chiefly Jews but also Christians, who settled among the native population. Thus three religious currents ran through pre-Islamic Arabia: the native Arabian, the Jewish and the Christian.Idolatry combined with elements of Biblical tradition to form the religion of the native Arab. Derived from a primitive form of animism, it consisted largely in the worship of the heavenly bodies. Though he seems to have believed in one God, the early Arab found little difficulty combining his weak monotheism with adoration of the fixed stars and planets, or at least with offering sacrifice to the angels who were believed to dwell in these stellar bodies.
Religious beliefs during the 400’s till the 1200’s in different regions were extremely different, but some of the views when looked into come from the same belief. In the Arabian Lands their religion was split between the Shi’ite and the Sunni. In the beginning they both originated from Muhammad and his tellings of when Gabrial had come to him and tells him of Allah. They also believed in a monotheistic view, the belief in Allah. Also, even their calendar relied on religion.
The Byzantine Empire lasted from 330ce to 1453. They fell when Constantinople fell to ottoman Turks. While the Roman Empire experienced much cultural continuity between 100 to 600 CE, they were still met with a few political changes that drastically changed the Roman Empire throughout the rest of its history. From the division of the empire to the spread of Christianity, the roman empire changed from time to time. The roman empire also continued to be the same when many cultural features and religious laws showed up in the Byzantine
In the years between 100 C.E. and 600 C.E., Western Rome deteriorated from a strong centralized state to a divided political position, from a society that was at its cultural height in creativity to a total setback; however, Eastern Rome had a continuity of a centralized state as seen before in the Byzantine Empire. The Western Roman Empire prospered when they had a centralized government in the Pax Ramona period. The Roman emperors and armies ruled over vast regions of land. The centralized government built great infrastructures and roads all throughout the empire.
Starting from 330 CE and onward, two of history’s greatest empires, the Byzantines and Caliphates, share many similarities and differences. The Byzantines Empire grew soon after the fall of the Roman Empire, and the Caliphates grew soon after their start. The Caliphates began after the fall of their current empire due to the death of their leader, Muhammad. Each empire ruled over specific areas; the caliphates across Spain to North Africa to the Middle East and the Byzantine stretching from southern Spain across southern modern day Europe. Similarities and differences are found in these empires through religious, economical, and governmental factors.
The Eastern Roman Empire laster for over a thousand years and had many effects on Western Civilization. The contributions from the Eastern Roman Empire helped the Western Civilization form into what it is like today. Laws that were created in the Eastern Roman Empire contributed to what laws other countries follow today. Justinian‘s Code, (Doc.1) told people how they should live and had an influence on how people now live. The law explains that parents have the power over their children and their sons children.
Early on if you had anything to do with religion you where considered higher up in the society, this belief would last until the Roman Empire and into some of the Middle Ages. For example in the Roman society it seemed as if the church had great power over the monarchs in establishing laws, telling people how to act and behave and even starting schools. This shows how influential religion can and is. It has even started wars, such as the Holy Crusades, which lasted for hundreds of years. Religion was either good in helping