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people who felt that the presence of icons constituted idol worship and should be suppressed
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
barring a person from being a member of the church and excluding him or her from sacred church ceremonies
the Cathedral of Holy Wisdom in Constantinople, built by order of the Byzantine emperor Justinian
corpus juris civilis
the body of civil law in the Byzantine Empire created by Justinian's jurists; composed of the Code, Digest, and Institutes
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