The Byzantine Empire

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Byzantine & Russian Empires Chapter

Bosporus Straits

The location of Constantinople, the new capital city of the Roman world, built by Constantine between the Black Sea nad the Aegean Sea.

Byzantium

Ancient Greek city that became the new center of the Byzantine Empire and was renamed Constantinople.

Code of Justinian

Reworked law code of the eastern Roman empire. Made less contradictory and simplified. Became the basis for most European and American law systems.

Cyrillic

Alphabet based on Greek letters that was developed by two Byzantine missionaries, Cyril and Methodius, to write Slavic languages.

Greek Orthodox

Eastern branch of Christianity centered in Constantinople.

Greek

Language used by the Eastern Orthodox Church.

Icons

Religious images used by Christians to aid their devotions.

Latin

Language used by the western christian church.

Liturgy

A pattern of prayer or worship.

Hagia Sophia

Great domed church constructed during reign of Justinian which featured a dome on a rectangular base.

Missionary

A person who spreads his or her religious beliefs to others.

Mosaic

Art consisting of a design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass.

Patriarch

Title for the head of the Eastern/Greek Orthodox church in Constantinople appointed by the Byzantine Emperor.

Pope

The head of the Western/Roman Catholic church.

Roman Catholic

Relating to the Christian church that developed in the Western Europe with the split of the Christian church.

Slavs

The people from the forests north of the Black Sea; began trading with Constantinople.

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