The ideology of restoration of byzantine empire in the 6th cent.

Author(s):  E.V. Gushchin, municipal educational institution "Secondary School", Belgorod, Russia,

V.N. Irkhin, Dr., Prof., Belgorod National Research University, Belgorod, Russia,

Issue:  Volume 44, №22

Rubric:  Topical issues of world history

Annotation:  The article examines ideological prerequisites for the restoration of the Roman Empire by Justinian. There are existing contradictions. The importance of ideological component in the restoration of the Roman Empire is also considered. The idea of restoring the Roman Empire corresponded to the moods of the era and was supported by all means of the Byzantine state. Naturally, there were also opponents, such a vast and overly bold foreign policy, but Justinian used all his power for the approval, true in his opinion, of his own position. These three significant tasks of his historical activity: wars, church politics and legislation - proceeded and were directed towards the achievement of one main idea - the restoration of the Roman Empire in its former unity and grandeur. The implementation of this foreign policy led to a conflict with the German nationalities who lived in areas that once belonged to Rome. However, determined to follow his principles, Justinian used all his energy to prepare favorable circumstances for this. Resolution of some church conflicts, support of the Orthodox population, rapprochement with the pope and diplomatic correspondence with the pro-Roman nobility had to play a role.

Keywords:  Justinian the Great, the Late Roman Empire, the ideology of the Eastern Roman Empire.

Full text (PDF):  Download

Downloads count:  515