The Byzantine Empire

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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 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
Hagia Sophia – Original
Hagia Sophia - Today
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
Leader
Pope
Byzantine Emperor
Clergy
Could not marry
Could marry
Language
Holiday
Location
Latin
Christmas
Rome
Greek
Easter
Constantinople
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