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referring to Constantinople
Germanic tribes: Visigoths- the Battle of Adrianople, Vandals- gained control of NW Africa and much of the Mediterranean.
Attila(the scourge of God), invaded Italy
the fall of Western Roma Empire
King of Ostrogoths, he governed with the full acceptance of the Roman people, Constantinople, and Christian church.
Eastern Roman Empire, capital: Constantinople(Byzantium)
The Emperor of Byzantine Empire of its peak.
The Corpus Juris Civils- Law
Reconquested in the West from German tribes
super awesome, Church of the Holy Wisdom
Corpus Juris Civilis
Body of civil law, the foundation for most subsequent European law; made by Justinian
Cyril and Methodius
brothers, St. Constantines; converted people to Roman Catholicism.
Emperor of BE; spent his entire reign resisting Persian and Islamic invations; he defeated the Persians but failed to defend against the Islamic.
King of the Isaurian Dynasty, took Egypt and N Africa back from the BE.
Battle of Manzikert
the B.E. lost poorly against the Islams.
after Manzikert, overrun Asia minor of B.E.
Ottoman Turk, 1453
New religion appearing in Arabia in the 6th century in response to the work of the prophet Muhammad
Prophet of Islam, founder.
Islamic holy book
=submission. believers of Muhmmad's religion
the birthplace of Muhammad and Arabia's holiest shrines
Muslims and Mohammed moved from Mecca to Medina because of the Arabians.
scholarly elite leading Islam, sort of a pastor
Office of the leader of the Muslim community
The "party" of Ali. They believed Ali and his descendants were Muhammad’s only rightful successors.
The Followers of the Sunna, “tradition:” They emphasized loyalty to the fundamental principles of Islam
Muslim empire expanded vastly.