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1

Which Roman emperor was assassinated in 602, and who succeeded him?

Maurice, Phocas

2

Who assassinated Maurice, and in what year?

Phocas, 602

3

Why did King Chosroes II invade following Maurice' death?

He was allied to Maurice, not Constantinople

4

Who was King of the Sassanids in 602?

Chosroes II

5

Who deposed Phocas, and in what year?

Heraclius, 610

6

What year did the Sassanids take Syria and Jerusalem?

614

7

Which territories did the Sassanids take in 614?

Syria and Jerusalem

8

In what year did Heraclius reach Ctesiphon?

628

9

Where did Heraclius reach in 628?

Ctesiphon, capital of the Sassanid empire

10

Why did the Arab Caliphate expand so rapidly?

The Persians and Byzantines were both weak after their long war

11

Which three territories had the Caliphate taken within 10 years of inception?

1. Persia
2. Levant
3. Egypt

12

Which 3 European territories did the Byzantines lose during the 600s, and to whom?

1. Spain, Visigoths
2. N Italy, Lombards
3. Balkans, Avars & Bulgars

13

When did Basil II rule?

976-1025

14

Which 3 places did Basil II reconquer?

1. Caucuses
2. Greece
3. Balkans

15

Describe the extent of Basil II's empire on his death? W-E, N-S

Italy to Georgia, Danube to Palestine

16

Who did Basil II marry his sister to?

Vladimir I of Kiev

17

Who was responsible for the Christianisation of Russia, and why?

Basil II, he married his sister to Vladimir I of Kiev