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influences

greek, roman, mediteranian

Justinian

built hagia sophia (holy wisdom) justinian code of law

justinian code of law

writings of roman law.

autocrat

sole ruler with complete authority.

theodora

justinian's wife, she helped lead.

constantinople fell to

ottans and turks.

patriarch

highest church official

church differences

eastern(bryzantine) - had patriarch, kept right to marry. greek language. less emphasis on christmas
Western(roman) - pope, could not marry. latin. more emphasis on christmas.

icons

holy images.

Great Schism

split between eastern and western christinaity(1054)

Mehmet 2

leadered of the ottoman when they took over constantinople

russia 3 regions

north: cold
south: farm

steppe

treeless, grasless land in russia.

kiev

present day ukraine. center of first russia

Cyrillic

language

golden horde

a mongol army. burned kiev.

boyars

nobles

tsar

russian word for caesar

had success

poland, hungary, sers.

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