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The Byzantine Empire
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The body of Roman civil law collected and organized by order of the Byzantine emperor Justinian around A.D. 534.
Constantine the Great
First Christian emperor of Rome who moved the capital of Rome to the Eastern half of the empire
Byzantine emperor in the 6th century A.D. who reconquered much of the territory previously ruler by Rome, initiated an ambitious building program , including Hagia Sofia, as well as a new legal code and brought the empire to it's Golden Age.
the wife of Justinian, co-emperor, she helped to improve the status of women in the Byzantine Empire and encouraged her husband to stay in Constantinople and fight the Nike Revolt.
the Cathedral of Holy Wisdom in Constantinople, built by order of the Byzantine emperor Justinian
Highest church official of the Eastern Orthodox Church
a representation or image of a sacred personage, often considered sacred itself; an image or picture; a symbol; a graphic symbol on a computer monitor display; an object of blind devotion
Banishment from the church
Great Schism of 1054
The separation between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church
Eastern Orthodox Church
a Christian church that grew out of Christianity in eastern Europe and present-day Turkey
Also known as the medieval period, the time between the collapse of the Roman Empire in the fifth century AD and the beginning of the Renaissance in the fourteenth century.
Capital of the Byzantine Empire
A Muslim empire based in Turkey that lasted from the 1300's to 1922.
Edict of Milan
313 CE Constantine makes Christianity the primary religion of the Roman Empire
acceptance of people who held different religious beliefs
an alphabet derived from the Greek alphabet and used for writing Slavic languages
Suleiman the Magnificent
The most illustrious sultan of the Ottoman Empire (r. 1520-1566); also known as 'The Lawgiver.' He significantly expanded the empire in the Balkans and eastern Mediterranean.
An area where goods and ideas intersect while moving from one place to another, geographical location usually plays a role in this.
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
a huge building in Constantinople and the site of the chariot races
Twelve Tables of Rome
laws of Rome; concept of innocent until proven guilty originated here
excessive or blind adoration; worship of an object
a female historian of the Byzantine Empire
a narrow strait in Turkey that connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Black Sea. Allowed for Constantinople to become a busy trade hub.
going in different directions; different from each other; departing from conversation
John of Damascus
supported the use of icons; his reasoning was that christ was an "icon" of the holy spirit, therefore to deny icons is to deny christ
disease that struck in the sixth century and is estimated to have killed between 30 and 50 million people—about half the world's population at that time—as it spread across Asia, North Africa, Arabia, and Europe.
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