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WHI.8 (2015)

Byzantine Empire

TermDefinition
Byzantine Empire the Eastern Roman Empire from 300 - 1000 A.D
Constantinople capital of the Byzantine Empire because it was a major trade crossroads and was easily protecte by water on 3 sides
peninsula a landmass boarded by water on three sides
Emperor Justinian ruler of Byzantine Empire that expanded territory and trade
Justinian Code a code of laws that became the basis of many laws in Western Europe
Bubonic plague a widespread disease which lead to the deline of the Byzatine Empire
Greek Orthodox Christianity a division of the Christian church based in Byzantine Empire.
Icon a religions image
liturgy religious duties performed by priests
celibacy practice of priest not marrying or having sexual relations
Cyrillic alphabet written form of Slavic languages using the Greek alphabet (Slavic= Eastern Europe)
Created by: catherine_pace