Ancient World history chapter 11 - The Byzantine Empire
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Eastern part of the Roman Empire that survived the fall of the western part
capital of the byzantine empire
Leader of the Byzantine Empire that helped in its revival of Romans glory and fame.
A law code created by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian about 530 CE. It was a revision of the old Roman law system.
the cathedral of Holy wisdom in Constantinople, built by order of the byzantine emperor Justinian
The Hippodrome was used for many things such as horseback riding, chariot races,royal ceremonies, parades, executions, and i believe animal tormenting as well.
title for the heads of the Eastern Orthodox Churches or- bishop in the eastern branch of christianity
religious image used by Eastern christians to aid their devotions
taking away of a persons right of membership in a christian church.
an alphabet drived from the Greek alphabet and used for writing Slavic languages
The expansion of Russia over northern Asia as well as westward to incorporate Poles, Germans, Ukrainians, Belorussians and Baltic peoples./The Russian Empire became the world's largest state.
The first improtant city; in northwestern Russia... vikings settled it
the group of people in southeastern Europe who were the same ethnic group as the Russians
State established at Kiev in Ukraine ca. 880 by Scandinavian adventurers asserting authority over a mostly Slavic farming population.
Russian ruler who chose Byzantine Christianity as the official religion of the Russian state
Yaroslav the Wise
Vladimir's son who arranged political marriages, trading alliances, legal code, and built churches, and built the first library.
Novgorod's prince and military hero
Ivan III (The Great)
Ivan III, was the Grand Duke of Moscow, ended Mongol domination of his dukedom, extended territories, subdued nobles, and attained absolute power; made Moscow the center of a new Russian state with a central government
The Russian term for ruler or king; taken from the Roman word caesar.
Mongolian Emperor whose empire stretched from the Black Sea to the Pacific Ocean (1162-1227)
Mongol ruler, he completed the conquest of China and founded the Yuan dynasty
after the death of Genghis Khan and Ogdei, empire was divided amongst 4 heirs: in Persia, Russia, China, Central Asia.
a Turkish group who migrated into the Abbasid Empire in the 10th century and established their own empire in the 11th century
founder of Seljuk dynasty; chose Isfahan as capital
a high government official in ancient Egypt or in Muslim countries
the Seljuk sultan who built a great empire and took pride in supporting Persian artists and architects
wars between Christians and Muslims over claim to the Holy Land
The Ottoman Turks
New invaders from central Asia, attacked the eastern provinces. In A.D. 1453 they laid siege to Constantinople.