Final Project Preparation Template

HIS 103 Week 3

Final Project Preparation Template

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While the Byzantine Empire class of the poor was classified into various groups, the Minoans referred to the poor as common people (Tortora & Eubank, 2009).

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The wealthy elite in the Byzantine society included the imperial family, the officials of these families, senior officials in church, families hat owned estates, and senior military officials (Gilleard, 2007). The poor included unskilled farmers, tenant farmers, and slaves.

The Minoan society has just two groups, one group was recognized as the ruling class, while the rest were referred to as the common people (Tortora & Eubank, 2009).

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Both the Byzantine Empire and the Minoans were very religious.

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Byzantine society was very religious (Khan Academy, 2019).

The Minoan society believed strongly in the supernatural power and required total devotion to avoid disasters (Tortora & Eubank, 2009).

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While the official religion for the Byzantine society was Christianity with the Orthodox Church is the official church, the Minoan society believed in various gods.

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The Orthodox Church was dominant in the Byzantine civilization (Gilleard, 2007). The civilization is known for its primary role in the shaping of Christian Orthodoxy.

“The major figure in Minoan religion was the ‘mother goddess’” (Tortora & Eubank, 2009).

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Both the Byzantine Empire and the Minoans believed in the important role of women in society.

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Women in Byzantine society played important roles. They engaged in politics, businesses, church, and had equal rights with men in property inheritance (Nasaina, 2018).

Women played an important role in Minoan society. Minoan women enjoyed equality with men. They engaged in all activities that men participated in (Tortora & Eubank, 2009).

While Christianity drove the Byzantine society into valuing women, the Minoan gods influenced the respect of women in society.

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Orthodox Christianity led the Byzantine society to hold some values such as traditional hierarchies in high esteem. Because the family was the center of society, mothers and women were highly respected. Although moral attitudes required seclusion of women, in practice this was not the case. They were treated like important members of society (Khan Academy, 2019). Similarly, the church saw women as equal to men spiritually and were given various roles to play in convents. Noble women were even allowed to patronize monasteries.

In the Minoan society, gods were made in the image of women. Female deities were highly held. The major deity was the ‘mother goddess’. Unlike in other cultures, women enjoyed unparalleled power and status in Minoan society. Women played a very prominent role in this society. The position of women in society was exceptional (Tortora & Eubank, 2009). According to Grammatikakis (2011), a woman in the Minoan civilization had a dominant role to play in society. She was a mother and an active woman allowed to participate in all activities.

References

Grammatikakis, I. (2011). The woman in Minoic Crete. Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal             Medicine, 24(7), 968-972.

Khan Academy (2019). Byzantine culture and society. Retrieved from             https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/world-history/medieval-times/byzantine-     empire/a/byzantine-culture-and-society

Kisi, A. (2013). Byzantium: Religion, Art, Architecture. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary    Studies, 2 (8).

Nasaina, M. (2018). Woman’s Position in Byzantine Society. Open Journal for Studies in History, 1(1), 29-38.

Tortora, P. & Eubank, K. (2009). Survey of Historic Costume: A History of Western Dress 5th Edition. Fairchild Books.