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Byzantine Empire


Who renamed the city of Byzantine to Constantinople? Diocletion
Why did Constantinople become a rich city? Due to it's trade routes.
What geographic features allowed Constantinople to become wealthy? Constantinople controlled the water way that linked the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea.
Who was the best known ruler of the Byzantine Empire Justinian
What were some of the accomplishments of the Byzantine ruler Justinian? He created the Justinian code(laws), he built Hagia Sophia, unified the empire.
Define autocrat Sole ruler with complete authority.
What is the Justinian code? Written laws for the Byzantine Empire.
What is the Great Schism? A split between eastern and western Christianity.
What marked the beginning of the end of the Byzantine Empire? The crusades
What were the three most important legacies of the Byzantine Empire? 1. The Justinian code 2. The Hagia Sophia 3. Chrisianity
What other nation was influenced by the Byzantine Empire? Russia
Created by: Dcrawford