The painting shown is depicting the fall of the Byzantine Empire by war, and by the fall of its capital, Constantinople. In this painting we can see the walls of Constantinople being defended by the Byzantine forces, but the Ottomans manage to over come them by both land and sea. The Ottomans are getting up the defense walls and get into Constantinople, largely outnumbering the defense forces, and capture the city. The fall of Constantinople marks the end of the great Byzantine Empire that lasted a whole millennium more then its western counterpart, the Roman Empire.
The term fall of Constantinople refers to an event that took place on May 29, 1453, when this Byzantine city was taken over by the Ottoman Turks led by Sultan Mehmed II.
The fall of Constantinople was a profoundly remarkable event for the fifteenth century, traditionally used by historians to mark the transition point between the Middle Ages and the Modern Age. With difficulty finding their way to Asia, the European kingdoms would look for other trade routes, a process that would eventually lead to the Grand Navigation and the discovery of the Americas.
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The event that is shown in the painting reflects the fall of the Byzantine Empire because in this picture, it shows that the tall castle is surrounded by many soldiers. There is also many more soldiers waiting to attack when necessary on the boat. The soldiers waiting to attack have bows, swords, and/or shields, which means they are prepared to attack and block any attacks that come against them. You can see that some soldiers are using ladders to scale up the tower with defenders at the top waiting for them. The defenders are outnumbered by the amount of soldiers already climbing up the tower, soldiers on the ground, and soldiers on the boat. The defenders only have swords and daggers and possibly won't be ready for when the attackers start shooting their bows at them as they would not have the shields to block them.
1. His constant wars and rebuilding of the Constantinople Cause financial problems. Justinian had scattered the Byzantine army across the empire. The empire suffered from several attacks of bubonic plague, which caused a severe shortage of human power, which weakened both the military and the government.
2. The location of the Byzantine Empire made it appealing to other places, meaning that the empire had to defend itself constantly as numerous people were attacking it so that they can get a piece of the territory. The armies that invaded the empire includes the Bulgars, the Muslim Caliphates, the Turkic People, the Mongols and the Ottomans. After each fight, the empire struggles more to keep up with the fights and have enough money to restock and resupply what they have.
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