Mr. G's AP World History

Chapter 9

The Byzantine Empire

Check out the History Channel’s documentary about the Byzantine Empire here:

The Roman Empire 400 C.E.

Constantinople Final Capitulated to the Ottomans in 1453


Politics Justinian; “2nd Rome”; Justinian’s Code (law & bureaucracy)
Intellectual/Science development of cyrilic writing; “Greek Fire”
Geography Constantinople; hub between East & West
Arts architecture (Hagia Sophia)
Religion Eastern Orthodox Church (ie. Great Schism 1054); Cyril and Methodius; iconoclasm;

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