Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 8th secular

Constantine V, 741-755
- Leo's son, began an offensive against the Arabs - in 746 he defeated them and regained the island of Cyprus, but in the same year the plague struck the empire again - he was successful in defeating the Arabs to the east and the Bulgars to the north
- 753, the Iconoclastic controversy heated up when a council of the church said that icons were incompatible with Christianity - monks, who supported icons, were imprisoned, exiled or killed, and some monasteries were closed and their property taken

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