Despite its numerous weaknesses and enemies, the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantium

Despite its numerous weaknesses and enemies, the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantium) outlived the Western Roman Empire by nearly a millennium. Byzantium’s longevity may have been the result of at least two factors:
The close union between church and state, which made religious faith and Byzantine national identity almost synonymous; and
The rich cultural identity of the Byzantine empire.
Using the resources provided in this module, as well as your textbook, address the following:
Explain why you believe the Eastern Roman Empire outlived the Western Roman Empire
Be sure to reference the resource(s) from this module upon which you have based your assertions.
Your personal beliefs or views are not acceptable explanations for this assignment.
Keep your response between 250 and 300 words.
Resources:
The Glory of Byzantium
Western Civilization by Spielvogel, Jackson J.
Byzantium: Faith and Power, 1261-1557
Byzantium: Byzantine Studies on the Internet
An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their families

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