Chapter 11, Section 3, The End of The Empire
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Diocletian became emperor in the late 200s. He ruled the eastern half and named a co-emperor to rule the west.
Attila was the leader of the Huns.
The decay of people's values.
Achieving maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense.
An emperor who ruled from 527 to 565 who's passion was reuniting the old Roman Empire
The Code of Justinian is the collections of laws and legal interpretations developed under the sponsorship of the Byzantine emperor Justinian. It simplified Roman laws so that it could guarantee fair treatment for all.
Justinian's smart and powerful wife.
Historians call the society that developed in the Eastern Roman Empire the Byzantine Empire.
Old Western Roman Empire
The Western part of the Roman Empire differentiated from the Eastern Roman Empire starting from Diocletian's rule, remaining vastly unchanged in comparison to the East. Later invaded by the Huns and the Goths.
New Western Roman Empire
Differentiated from the West Roman Empire starting from Diocletian's (his co-ruler Maximus ruled the West) rule. It became very different from the West, seeing that it went through many different non-Roman influences, beginning to speak Greek instead of Latin, and going through through many changes the West did not.
The Orthodox Church
A Christian Church or federation of Churches originating in the Greek-speaking Church of the Byzantine Empire.
A former Turkish empire that was founded about 1300 by Osman and reached its greatest territorial extent under Suleiman in the 16th century; collapsed after World War I. Took Constantinople and made it into a muslim capital.
Constantinople was the capital city of the Roman/Byzantine Empire, and also of the brief Latin, and the later Ottoman empires.
A member of a warlike Asiatic nomadic people who ravaged Europe in the 4th-5th centuries under the rule of Attila.
A member of a Germanic people that invaded the Roman Empire from the east between the 3rd and 5th centuries. The Goths were the first Germanic peoples to become Christians. Made up of Visigoths and Ostrogoths.
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