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We in the midst of the laughs attempted to look at the 7th century last time as a turning point in the history of the period that we're dealing with the post Roman world the early Middle Ages certainly among the major shifts was the rise of Islam and the consequent radical changes in the Mediterranean territories particularly of course the areas conquered from the eastern Roman Empire by Byzantium namely Syria Palestine Egypt and eventually North Africa the 7th century therefore changed the shape of the Byzantine Empire and so its orientation as well as culture here I have a kind of periodization we've spoken about Justinian's expansion very shortly after his death there begins what seems in retrospect at least in part to be a reaction to Imperial overreach Imperial overreach is a phenomenon seen throughout history described most memorably perhaps by our own Paul Kennedy the tendency for empires simply in order to protect themselves or order to fill fulfill their ambitions to get too large for their own ability to hold on to their possessions this is an economic problem a logistical problem a resource problem and even a cultural problem in general it's hard to say what provokes the crisis that is with the Roman Empire as with the abbasids we can say oh well it was too big on the other hand it was too big and did just fine for centuries in the case the opposit Empire maybe not centuries but 150 years which is these things go is a pretty long time here however we're talking about something that is much more obviously related to some kind of overreach Justinian formed his expanded Empire which is the first map in the handout and merely a few years after his death had started...