For this section be familiar with the following:
Byzantine is the old Eastern Roman Empire.
Constantinople was the capital and the crossroads of trade between Europe and Asia.
Justinian Code - rewriten Roman laws, that become the basis for most modern European countries.
Emperor Justinian's wife Theodora, influenced Justinian to include laws for womens' rights.
Great Schism of 1054 - Christianity splits into the
Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Christian Church
(Icons - images of Jesus, Mary & saints).
Mosaics - pictures using small pieces of tile or stone.
Contantinople will become Istanbul when the city is taken over by the Muslims.
Kids Past Byzantine Empire
Ducksters Byzantine Empire
Byzantine Art History
Byzantine Art on ArtLex