Asian people who conquered Constantinople in the 1300s and established a large empire.
Great, decorative Byzantine church in Constantinople.
Cyril and Methodius
Brought Mediterranean culture to land beyond its borders. They were Christian missionaries. Tried to teach Bible to Slavs in central and eastern Europe.
Debate between opponents and defenders of
icons in the Byzantine Church; one of the issues that led to the split of the Christian church in 1054.
Flammable liquid used as a weapon by the Byzantine navy.
made general of army by Justinian. Led troops that crushed Nika Revolt. He won former Roman lands back from Germanic tribes.
wife of Justinian. She was his advisor, who changed status of women
Collection of laws that formed the basis for Byzantine law under Emperor Justinian.
Ruled from 527-565. Led the Byzantines in revival
Picture or design made from small pieces of enamel, glass, or stone.
Official edict that bars a person from church membership.
Opinion that conflicts with official church beliefs.
People who opposed the use of icons in worship.
Holy picture of Jesus, the Virgin Mary, or a saint.
Money or goods a wife brings to a marriage.