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Byzantine & Russian Empires Chapter


Land owning aristocracy in early Russia.


Alphabet based on Greek letters that was developed by two Byzantine missionaries, Cyril and Methodius, to write Slavic languages.


Russian for "Caesar," the title used by Russian emperors.


A person who teaches his or her religion to others who have different beliefs.

Ottoman Turks

Muslims that captured Constantinople in 1453 ending the Byzantine Empire.


Territory ruled by a prince.


People from the forests north of the Black Sea.


An extensive plain without trees (often associated with eastern Russia and Siberia).


A tax levied by a ruler often as a mark of respect.


Scandanavian people who explored and traded south along the rivers of eastern Europe eventually intermarrying with the Slavs.


Russian ruler who chose Byzantine Christianity as the official religion of the Russian state.


River trade route that linked Russians to the Byzantine world.


Ruler during Golden Age of Kiev who issued a law code based on the Code of Justinian.

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