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TCI 6

The Byzantine Empire

TermDefinition
public works construction projects built by a government for public use, such as buildings, roads, and bridges
Justinian Emperor of the Byzantine Empire from 527 to 565
Byzantine Empire a great empire that straddled two continents, Europe and Asia, and lasted from about 500 to 1453 C.E.
Constantinople a city on the eastern edge of Europe that the emperor Constantine made the capital of the Byzantine Empire
Eastern Orthodox Church a Christian religion that arose in the Byzantine Empire
patriarch in the Eastern Orthodox Church, the bishop of an important city
liturgy a sacred rite of public worship
icon a type of religious image typically painted on a small wooden panel and considered scared by Eastern Orthodox Christians
iconoclasm "icon smashing;" led to the destruction of religious art
schism a formal division in a church or religious body
cultural diffusion the spread of cultural elements from one society to another
Created by: tnutter