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1

Which empire continued

Eastern empire into Byzantium empire with Constinople

2

Justinian

-Compiled textbook of legal principles (corpus luris)
-mistress: Theodora
-strengthened Christianity

3

Nika riots

Caused much of Constantinople to be burned
-was stopped by Justinianas commander Belisarius bribing one aside and massacring the other.

4

Hagria Sophia

Impressive church build by Justinian

5

Work and women’s lives in Constantinople

Work: artists, mint workers, silk makers, merchants, farmers
Women: home, male escorts, covered with veils (elite), poor worked in shops

6

Who did Belisarius conquer

Vandals and Italy

7

Plague

Caused 5000-10000 to die a day
Black swellings appeared then coma
Theodora dies

8

Theodora

Tried to eliminate prostitution by giving poor women dowries

9

Sassanian empire

Persian nobleman overthrew Parthian king and created Sassanian empire where Christians, Jews, and Manichaeans lived, but plague made them weak too.

10

Who brought the true cross back to Jerusalem

Heraclius

11

Silk Road

4000 mile trade route from China and India to Constantinople and Rome.

12

Bedouin

Migrants of the desert (shepherds)

13

Muhammad

-merchant who got visions in a cave
-spoke to polytheists of Mecca’s and Allah
-people threatened him and followers and he went to Medina
-built shrine in Medina
-supported polygamy
-Qu’ran and Hadith

14

Five pillars of Islam (voluntary submission to God)

1. Acknowledge God as supreme
2. Pray 5x a day
3. Charity
4. Fast during Ramadan
5. Pilgrimage to Mecca

15

Two groups that emerged out of Islam

Shiite’s- only relatives should succeed
Sunni’s -appointed by census should succeed

16

Who is Jesus in Islam

A prophet but not God

17

Iconoclasm

Destruction of images done by emperor Leo the isaurian

18

Done of the rock location

Site of Jewish second temple
Christian holy wisdom location

19

Theodoric

Led eastern branch of Goths to recapture Italy
-agreed to split Italy
-Arian
-didn’t force religion
-treaty with vandals broke and Visigoths asserted dominance

20

Lombards

(Germanic people) who conquered Milan
-Romans feared them
-starved out Tuscany
-rifled churches
-became romanized
-arians

21

Benedict

Monistic life with choir
-sister started community of nuns

22

Some abbesses claimed to be able to do what

Grant absolution

23

Gregory

-born in Roman aristocratic family
-became monk
-became pope
-helped feed poor and build hospitals
-sent missionaries to angles and Saxon’s

24

Franks

Germanic warriors who controlled northern Gaul
-Clovis defeats visigoths, Ostrogoths and burgundians then converts to Christianity

25

Charlemagne

-tall guy and Christian warrior
-conquered saxons and lombards
-pope Leo 3 makes him emperor
-creates Fealty where a lesser nobleman (vassal) swears oath to master.

26

Carolingian Renaissance

First of three medical Renaissance’s
-increase of literatures, writing, arts, architecture, scriptural studies etc.