byzantine migration discussion 1
In 3-4 sentences answer the following questions:
- The Byzantine style spread north to Russia and east to Italy. In your opinion, why did this occur? Was it simply because of the sack of Constantinople, or it is because of the uniqueness of the Byzantine style? Please explain your answer.
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Respond to at least one classmateâ€™s post by offering additional details or ideas, a different perspective, or links to interesting, relevant articles or websites. Conclude with a question or new idea to further stimulate the discussion.
My classmate’s response:
My theory is that the sack of Constantinople led to the rapid exchange and transfer of Byzantine goods and elements of their culture in general across the continent. With so many soldiers and other various wanderers looting the city and carrying its treasures to other civilizations, I think the Byzantine style was quickly being exposed to countries like Russia and Italy. This, in turn, led to a sort of rebirth of the Byzantine style.