WHI SOL 7 Vocabulary

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frontier
a zone separating two states in which neither state exercises political control
fortify
to strengthen, build up
codification
the act or process of rendering laws in written form
conquest
capture or taking of something by force
patronage
granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support
imperial
a policy in which a strong nation seeks to dominate other countries politically, socially, and economically.
liturgy
a pattern of prayer or worship
celibacy
abstinence from sex
Greek Orthodox Religion
body of several Churches within the larger communion of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, whose liturgy is or was traditionally conducted in Greek, and whose history, traditions, and theology are rooted in the early Church Fathers and the Byzantine Empire, Christ being the head of the church
Hagia Sophia
"Holy Wisdom" most famous example of Byzantine architecture, it was built under Justinian I and is considered one of the most perfect buildings in the world.
Saint Cyrill
developed alphabet to minister to the Slavs
Pope
Head of the Roman Catholic Church
Emperor Justinian
leader of the Byzantine Empire that helped in its revival of Romans glory and fame
Constantinople
a large and wealthy city that was the imperial capital of the Byzantine empire and later the Ottoman empire, now known as Istanbul
icon
a person who attacks and ridicules cherished figures, ideas, and institutions
Cyrillic Alphabet
an alphabet drived from the Greek alphabet and used for writing Slavic languages
mosaic
art consisting of a design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass
Slavic
ethnic group of indo-European descent which includes Russians, Bulgarians, and Poles
schism
a formal split within a religious organization; any division or separation of a group or organization into hostile factions
Istanbul
Capital of the Ottoman Empire; named this after 1453 and the sack of Constantinople