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Capital of the Eastern Roman Empire,
culture that conquered the Byzantines in 1453
Byzantine Emperor who codified Roman law, reconquered former Roman territories, & expanded trade, height of Byzantine Empire was under him
Greek Orthodox
form of Christianity developed in Byzantine Empire, centered around Constantinople
religious images
Hagia Sophia
Byzantine domed church in Constantinople
language of the Byzantine Empire
preserved knowledge of the Greeks & Romans
Eastern Church
centered in Constantinople, close to the seat of political power, used Greek language in liturgy, under authority of the Patriarch
Western Church
centered in Rome, farther from the seat of political power, used Latin in liturgy, under authority of the Pope, believed in celibacy
religious services
Head of the Eastern Orthodox Church
abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows), used in the Western Church for church leaders (priests, bishops, etc)
Slavic Languages
languages (Russian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian, Slovenian, Serbo-Croatian, and Bulgarian) that developed as Slavic people migrated from a base in present-day Ukraine close to 2000 years ago
St. Cyril
a missionary sent by the Byzantine government to eastern Europe and the Balkans, converted southern Russia and Balkans to Orthodox Christianity, created an alphabet for slavic languages based on Greek

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