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The Time Compass: The Byzantine Empire

19 minutes 6 seconds

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In this episode, viewers receive a solid introduction to the Byzantine Empire. They explore the schism between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church as well as the Crusades. Students learn that Mehmed II was successful in his siege of Constantinople and how the closure of trade routes to the East forced explorers, like Christopher Columbus, to seek alternative routes to the riches of the East.

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Runtime: 19 minutes 6 seconds

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