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Byzantine law code which kept roman legal traditions and became chief source of Roman law in Western Europe ; included basic principles

Justinian's Code

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Great basilica built under Justinian in Constantinople which blended Eastern and Western influences

Hagia Sophia

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Ruler who has complete authority

Autocrat

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In the Byzantine Empire the orthodox Christian bishop of a major city appointed by the emporer.

Patriarch

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The official split between the Roman Catholic and Byzantine churches that occurred in 1054

Great Schism

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Eastern branch of Christianity which developed following the schism over icons, run by patriarchs

Eastern Orthodox Church

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A flat, open grassland which characterizes much of Russia

Steppe

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Alphabet devised in 9th century by Greek monks Cyril and merthodius captured

Cyrillic

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Name used to describe the Mongols who controlled Kiev

Golden Horde

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Russian word for Casar; title of the ruler of Russian Empire

Tsar

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Large group of people who share the same language and cultural heritage

Ethnic group

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Assembly or legislature

Diet

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Block a government action

Veto