Byzantine Empire and Kievan Rus
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The capital of the Eastern half of the Roman Empire which was later renamed, Constantinople
Corpus Juris Civilis
A collection of laws that were revived from the legal traditions of Rome, called the "Body of Civil Law" but it is often referred to the Justinian Code.
An emperor who ruled 610-641. He spoke Greek. His attention was focused on the invasions in the east by the Islamic forces. He managed to reduce the power of the Sassanids
Ruled from 976-1025. Resumed the expansion of he Byzantine Empire. Defeated the Bulgars at the Battle of Kleidon in 1014.
Battle of Kleidion
In 1014, Byzantine forces defeated the Bulgars in the Balkans.
A large empire stretched over large lands bordering the Mediterranean. Including, North Africa, Spain, Italy, Greece and the rest of the Balkans and Southwest Asia.
Justinian I, "the Great"
Ruled 527-565. He oversaw a revitalization of Constantinople. The Christian Church, the Hagia Sophia wa expanded, contributed the revival of the legal traditions of Rome. He expanded the Byzantine empire.
Battle of Mazikert
In 1071, the Seljuk Turks, originating from Central Asia, defeated Byzantine forces.
A series of military expeditions, resulting from when the Emperor Alexius I asked the pope to call the Catholics to help fight against the Turks in the "Holy Lands". Happened in 1095.
(1202-1204) Soldiers from Western Europe gathered in Venice to prepare to sail to the Levant or "Holy Lands", but were persuaded by the Venetians (Venice people) to sack their rivals in Constantinople first.
Northern French, who took control of Sicily and Southern Italy from Byzantine in 1071.
People who populated the steppes to the northeast of the Black Sea. 3 groups emerged in 500 B.C.E. They first lived as hunter-foragers and made contact with the Vikings.
Expanded their homeland form Scandinavia, wet in to England, south into Western Europe and east into Slavic territory. By the ninth century they had taken control of over the Eastern Slavs.
Leo III iconoclastic policy
Opposing the veneration of religious icons and images.
A person who attacks cherished institutions and
destroyes images used in religious worship
A Christian church in the Byzantium Empire
There was no separation between the state and the Church
The head of the Church
Religious communities in which monks and nuns lived.
A missionary who created his own alphabet, to help him spread the word of God.
A split between strongly opposed sections. The Eastern Orthodox and the Western Rome
Eastern Orthodox Church
Church in southeastern Europe and Russia
Main administrative divisions of the
Adopted by Russians and people who spoke the Slavic languages.
a manuscript in which the text is supplemented with such decoration as initials, borders and miniature illustrations.
a member of a Slavic people who settled in what is now Bulgaria in the 7th century.
University of Constantinople
University of Constantinople, sometimes known as the University of the Palace Hall of Magnaura, was founded in 425 AD in the Eastern Roman Empire
a theater or other performance venue.
Oleg of Novgorod was a Varangian prince who ruled all or part of the Rus' people during the early 10th century
one of the major rivers of Europe, rising near Smolensk, Russia and flowing through Russia, Belarus and Ukraine to the Black Sea
a loose federation of East Slavic tribes in Europe from the late 9th to the mid-13th century
a member of the old aristocracy in Russia, next in rank to a prince.
Prince Vladimir I, "the Great"
a prince of Novgorod, grand prince of Kiev, and ruler of Kievan Rus' from 980 to 1015.
Yaroslav I, "the Wise"
thrice grand prince of Veliky Novgorod and Kiev, uniting the two principalities for a time under his rule.
Russian Truth and Justice