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1

What was east of the Carolingian empire?

a spacious plain through which a number of Asiatic nomads such as the Huns, Bulgars, Avars, and Magyars, had pushed their way westward

2

Who were the Slavic people originally?

a single people in central Europe, but they gradually divided into three major groups, the western, southern and eastern Slavs

3

What did the western Slavs eventually form?

the Polish and Bohemian kingdoms

4

Who were the two Byzantine missionary brothers?

Cyril and Methodius

5

what is another name for the Slavonic alphabet?

Cyrillic

6

Even though the southern Slavic people accepted Christianity, a split occurred between who/

Croats and the Serbs

7

Most of the Balkan Peninsula was conquered by who?

Bulgars

8

What were the vikings called?

the Rus

9

WHat is the name Rus derived from

Russia

10

Who was Oleg?

a viking leader who settled in Kiev and created the Rus state known as the principality of Kiev

11

Who was Vladimir?

Rus ruler who married the Byzantine emperor's sister and officially accepted Christianity for himself and his people

12

What were their landowners called?

boyars

13

Who did they trade with?

Scandinavia to the north and the Islamic and Byzantine worlds to the south

14

WHo was Alexander Nevsky?

prince of Novgorod.
defeated a German invading army in northwestern Russia