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Early Eastern Europe (Byzantine, Slavs & Russia)

Early Eastern Europe (Byzantine, Slavs & Russia)

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Early Eastern Europe (Byzantine, Slavs & Russia)

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  1. Early Eastern Europe(Byzantine, Slavs & Russia)

  2. Wife Theodora was very influential: Women got property rights Inspired Justinian to crush the Nika rebellion in 532 Wanted to restore the Roman Empire: 533 – began the reconquest of Italy (against Ostrogoths), North Africa (against Vandals) & Spain (against Visigoths) After Justinian’s death, the empire lost most of the territory Byzantine Emperor Justinian (r. 527-565)

  3. Justinian Code • Wanted to restore Roman Law – so appointed a commission to codify the old laws. • After 6 years, the commission published the Corpus of Civil Law, or Justinian Code, which became the basis for most European legal systems.

  4. Byzantine Architecture: Hagia Sophia

  5. Church of Hagia Sophia