The result of Emperor Justinian wanting a simple and clear system of roman laws, or “code”. This code later included Justinian’s own laws as well as the books: Institutes, Digest, and several laws called novellae. As for where she is from is unknown, Theodora’s career as an actress (prostitute) started when her father passed away and later met Justinian. Theodora respected her husband and it was she who convinced Justinian to stay and fight when the Nika riot occurred. Theodora influenced the Byzantine Empire politically.
--Byzantine architecture was based upon the legacy of Roman formal and technical achievements. --Many important buildings of Constantinople are destroyed these churches still stand: --Mosaic-brought art to a level of extreme power(applied to churches). --Painting-paninting of devotional panels play an important role since icons played part in the religious and secular life. manuscript illumination (ex:Homilies of Gregory Nazianzus ;the Joshua Rotulus (or Roll) and the Paris Psalter --Enamel, ivory, and metalwork objects
Same Islamic belief but different agreement on leadership. Distribution: Sunni makes up 85% of the population Shia: Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Bahrain, Syria, and Lebanon Religious Leadership: Sunni: There is no birthright for leadership, you have to earn your trust and it can be taken away from the people. Shia: imam saints perform pilgrimages tombs and shrines in hope of divine intercession. Religious Texts and Practices: Shia- animosity towards companions of the Prophet Muhammad. Sunni- reject these traditions