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A picture or design made from small colored pieces of glass or quartz embedded in plaster.
Trade, or the buying and selling of goods, on a large scale.
The work of art or literature from ancient Greece or Rome; something considered to be of the highest rank or excellence.
A person or representation of a sacred Christian person, itself regarded as sacred.
The ability to read and write.
The male leader of a family or tribe; in the Byzantine Empire, the bishop of Constantinople.
An ornately (very fancy and of fine quality) decorated book.
A separation or division into factions, especially a formal separation within a Christian church.
In _______, the Byzantine Empire collapsed, though its influence is still felt throughout the world today.
The Byzantine Empire helped preserve the __________ of ancient Rome.
culture, traditions, literature, and civilizations
________ at Constantinople copied and preserved the works of the ancient ______....these works are referred to as "_______."
Christian Byzantine monks, Greeks and Romans, The Classics
After the fall of Rome in _____, these works faded into obscurity (became unknown) in the west as Europe descended into the ______.
476 A.D, Dark Ages
Centuries later, _________ reintroduced these works to western Europe.
merchants, diplomats, pilgrims and people fleeing unrest at Constantinople
As the Middle Ages drew to a close, The _______ or "rebirth" was beginning.
The Renaissance or "rebirth" was a period of_______ which was influenced largely by Constantinople.
increased knowledge, learning, and thinking
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