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Beginning Activity Share your list of 5 important words with your partner and select 3 words to present to the class. Inform the class as to why you chose them and why they are important to the Byzantine Empire.
The capital city of the Byzantine Empire was Constantinople, today the city is known as Istanbul. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vankaSlfSr0
Justinian Expanded the empire into Spain, Italy and North Africa Built the Hagia Sophia Codified Laws – Justinian’s Code Used a bureaucracy Head of the Eastern Orthodox Church A Mosaic of Justinian
Corpus Juris Civilis – Body of Civil Laws Based on ancient Roman law Western European rulers based their system of law on them by the 1100’s It is used by most of Western Europe, the U.S. state of Louisiana and International Law A copy of Justinian’s Code
Theodora Negotiated with Persians to keep a peace treaty Gave help to victims of an earthquake Spoke up for women’s rights’ Built hospitals for the poor A Mosaic of Theodora
Bureaucracy a government separated into different departments for organization
For centuries there were differences in the way Christianity was practiced in Eastern and Western Europe.
The Great Schism (split) Because of the differences between the way Christianity was practiced as well as who had the authority to rule over Christians the Eastern Orthodox Church split from the Roman Catholic Church.
The Great Schism In 1054, the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church split
The Great Schism x Roman Catholic Church Eastern Orthodox Church LeaderPopeByzantine Emperor ClergyCould not marryCould marry LanguageLatinGreek HolidayChristmasEaster LocationRomeConstantinople