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.
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The Byzantine Empire and Russia
The Growth of Byzantine Power
The Age of Justinian
Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom)
Now a mosque.
Crisis & Collapse
Growth of Kiev
Cyrillic (Russian) Text
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.
Moscow Takes the Lead
Ivan the Terrible
A Diverse Mix of People
Kazimierz IV Jagiellończyk of Poland
confirmed and extended Jewish charters
in the second half of the fifteenth century