Capital of the Byzantine empire
The byzantine empire was...
a political heir to Rome
The step-child of the Byzantine Empire...
Autocratic ruler of Byzantine (came in 553), had high hopes for westward expansion. Was influenced by wife Theodora.
Good things that Justinian did...
1. rebuilt constantinople
2. systemized the Roman legal code
-reduced confusion and united the empire
3. The Hagia Sophia (church)
4. With the aid of Belisarius, he made new gains in North Africa and Italy
byzantine creation, made of: petroleum, quicklime, and sulfur....devastated Arab ships
Economic burdens on the empire
-weakened famers positions
-made the aristocracy stronger
* main focus became on army/navy
Slavic version of the word Caesar
-byzantinian emperor known as the "slayer of Bulgarians"
-used the empires wealth to bribe the Bulgarian nobles
-defeated the Bulgarians in 1014
-named after Justinian's wife
-shared the title of empress with her sister Zoe
-checked unruly nobles
-limited bureaucratic corruption
-severeness towards personal enemies brought criticism
Things that made China/Byzantine alike...
-provincial governors to keep tabs on military officials
attack against idol worshipping
"breaking of images"
in the end, state reigned over church, but the icons remained
the year that the byzantine government sent Cyril & Methodius to convert peopple north to Orthodox christianity.
the two missionaries that created the Cyrillic language/alphabet
Methodius & Cyrill
Language of roman catholicism