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Mead Hall

Social Studies Chapter 21

name the three groups of people that tried to conquer Constantinople Muslim Warriors, Mongols, and the Rus
Who was Rurik a Viking who settled down in Central Europe
what people already lived in Rubik's new home the Slavs
why did the Rus sail down to Constantinople they traded ivory, honey, wax, and slaves for silk, glass, and silver
when the Rus became tired of crossing treacherous waters to trade with Constantinople, what did they decide to do to attack Constantinople and take it for themselves
what was Constantinople hard to conquer it was surrounded by water on three sides. It was surrounded by three walls and a moat. It had towers where archers could stand and shoot out to sea. A chain was stretched across the water so that ships couldn't get close to shore
what secret weapon did the Byzantine army use to make sure the Rus ships could not approach the city of Constantinople they used sea fire (oil that burned even on water)
what did the Rus prince Vladimir do after the Rus failed to conquer Constantinople he made friends with the Byzantine emperor
what gift did Vladimir give to the Byzantine emperor he sent the emperor many Rus warriors who became the emperor's bodyguard
what happened to Vladimir he married a Byzantine princess and was baptized as an Eastern Orthodox Christian
what do we call the land of the Rus today Russia
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