• Turns Byzantine society upside down
  • Between 730-842, iconoclasm is a policy of the government.
  • Destruction of the most important religious art: Icons.
    • Mostly of cool people like Jesus, Mary, and saints, etc.
  • In 1730 (...?) Muslims just attacked Byzantine in East and Byzantine barely stayed alive.
  • Since the Muslims had greater influence now, their prohibition of idolatry now became in effect.
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