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SOL WHI.7 Byzantine Empire

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Byzantine
the capital of the Roman empire was moved rfrom Rome to this city in the east
Constantinople
Byzantium was renamed this
476 AD
The year that the Western Roman Empire fell
Ottoman turks
The group that overcame the Byzantine Empire
Greco-Roman
the byzantine empire preserved this classical culture
Justinian
Byzantine Emperor who codified Roman law, reconquered most of the former Roman territories, and expanded tradE
Justinian's Code
code of law which was codified by Justinian
Icons
religious images which were important in the church
mosaic
type of art which was palced in public and religious structures, especially in the Byzantine Empire (little pieces of stone, glass, etc. arranged)
Hagia Sophia
Byzantine domed church
Greek
Byzantine Empire's language
Orthodox
type of Christianity practiced in the Byzantine Empire
Libraries
Greek and Roman knowledge was preserved in these of the Byz. Emp
Constantinople
City where Western Church was centered
Latin
Language used in liturgy in Eastern Church
Pope
the diversion between the Western and Eastern churches was caused by arguments over the authority of this leader
celibacy
this practice (no marriage) for priests was accepted in the Western Church
Mediterranean
Trade routes in the Byz Emp existed between the Black S. and this sea
Russia
this region and most of the rest of eastern Europe converted to Orthodox Christianity
Cyrillic Alphabet
an Orthodox monk helped create this form for the Slavic languages in E. Europe and Russia
Orthodox Christianity
This institution greatly influenced architecture and art in the Byzantine empire