The Byzantine Empire and Russia. The Byzantine Empire. The Growth of Byzantine Power Constantinople was the vital center of the empire Located on the Bosporus Busy market & “center of the world” Existed nearly 1000 years after the fall of Rome. Emperors lived in splendor.
The Growth of Byzantine Power
Now a mosque.
Byzantine Christianity Vikings, Mongols, Slavs and Persians, but the peasants helped it survive.
Crisis & Collapse Vikings, Mongols, Slavs and Persians, but the peasants helped it survive.
Byzantine Heritage Vikings, Mongols, Slavs and Persians, but the peasants helped it survive.
Growth of Kiev
Cyrillic (Russian) Text
Mongol Conquest 1054)
Genghis Khan (World Emperor) from central Asia invaded from China to Eastern Europe
Batu, his grandson, invaded Russia, and the Golden Horde ruled Russia for the next 240 years.
Russian princes were allowed to rule as long as they paid heavy tribute to the Mongols.
Mongol Influences 1054)
Moscow Takes the Lead 1054)
Ivan the Terrible 1054)
A Diverse Mix of People
Jewish Settlements 1054)
Kazimierz IV Jagiellończyk of Poland
confirmed and extended Jewish charters
in the second half of the fifteenth century