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Middle Ages

Module 10 - Continued

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Who were the Slavs? a people from the forests north of the Black Sea, ancestors of many people in Eastern Europe today.
Who was Ivan III prince of Moscow; openly challenged Mongol rule and publicly claimed his intent to make Russia the “Third Rome”. The Russian state an official empire during his 43-year-long rule.
Who was Alexander Nevsky? Russian hero; he defeated the Swedes and the Teutonic Knights. As grand duke of Kiev, he was a vassal of the Mongols, who controlled much of Russia at the time.
Who was Yaroslav the Wise? grand duke of Kiev from 1019 to 1054; he promoted Christianity and civilization in Russia and began a codification of the law.
Who was Vladimir? grand prince of Kiev; he converted to Orthodox Christianity in the 980s and made it the state religion.
Who was Justinian? (483-565) Byzantine emperor from 527 to 565; he united the parts of the Roman Empire, simplified Roman laws with Justinian’s Code, and order Hagia Sophia built. (483-565) Byzantine emperor from 527 to 565; he united the parts of the Roman Empire, simplified Roman laws with Justinian’s Code, and order Hagia Sophia built.
What is excommunication? the taking away of a person's right of membership in a Christian church.
What does Icon mean? a religious image used by Eastern Christians.
What is the Hagia Sophia? the Cathedral of Holy Wisdom in Constantinople, built by order of the Byzantine emperor Justinian.
What was the Justinian Code? the body of Roman civil law collected and organized by order of the Byzantine emperor Justinian around AD 534.
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