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By the end of the Byzantine reign the culture was composed of Greek Roman European Christian and Islamic elements Although a synthesis of the four was evident Christianity was always the dominant force in the thoughts of man due mainly to the enforcement by the State Visigoths did not sack the Eastern Empire in the fifth century therefore the Empire and its policies remained intact unlike the west The fifth century was a critical time in the Eastern Empires history for this is when the emperor Justinian ruledJustinian is most famous for the body of laws he promulgated -- the Corpus Iuris Civilus This was not only a great legal achievement in codifying Roman law it was also the first systematic attempt to synthesize Roman law and Jurisprudence with Christianity From the eleventh century onward Justinians Corpus Irius Civilus became the foundation of all European law and practices except for England This illustrates the sweeping power Christianity once hadJustinians reign was not at all perfect Aside from forever losing the west and closing down the universities in the west This basically doomed artistic and scientific modes of thought in the west The most serious and lasting mistake of Justinians reign was the persecution of heretical Christians The Eastern Empire had always been distinguished from the Western Empire by the proliferation of religions and metaphysical speculation as a characteristic of religions This did not substantially change with the advent of Christianity Although non-Christians were stamped the eastern Christians engaged in high intellectual speculation on theological and christological questions with a fervor unmatched in the west You might say that the model of Christian belief in the east was more mystical and philosophical while the Christian belief in the west was more practical and obedience-centered This meant that a number of competing doctrines circulated in the Greek-centered areas of the Byzantine world One of these doctrines the Monophysite doctrine was so serious a challenge to the western
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