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The Byzantine Empire

TermDefinition
Greek/Eastern Orthodox Church The type of Christianity popular in the Byzantine Empire.
Constantinople The capital city of the Byzantine Empire. Located on a narrow peninsula between the Mediterranean and Black Seas.
Justinian The most important Byzantine Emperor.
Justinian's Code The legal code that codified the Roman Laws of the 12 Tables and other Roman laws.
Russia Russia was influenced by the Byzantine Empire.
Cyrillic alphabet The alphabet created by Cyril so that Slavic people in Russia could read the New Testament.
Greek and Roman culture The Byzantine people were Influenced the Greek and Roman ideas.
Greek/Eastern Orthodox Church (Eastern Church) vs. Roman Catholic Church (Western Church) The Greek/Eastern Orthodox Church used Greek and was based in Constantinople. The Roman Catholic Church used Latin and was based in Rome.
Icons and mosaic Byzantine artwork. They usually reflected Christian ideas.
Patriarch The person in charge of the Greek/Eastern Orthodox Church.
Black Sea to the Baltic Sea Byzantine trade routes stretched between these two seas.
Constantinople was a great location for a city because... It was easy to fortify, it was near Mediterranean and Black Sea trade routes and, it was far away from invading Germanic people.
Justinian was able to re-conquer... Most of the land that used to be part of the Western Roman Empire.
Created by: Jamesp313