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Constantinople City that used to be called Byzantium. Capital city of the Byzantine empire.
Justinian Instituted reforms to stop imperial corruption and promote justice for his subjects. His most influential achievement is Justinian’s Code, a collection, organization, and revision of Roman laws.
Justinian's Code Collection of Roman laws organized by the Byzantine emperor Justinian and later serving as a model for the Catholic Church and medieval monarchs
Autocrat Ruler who has complete authority
Theodora Wife of Justinian, his most trusted advisor; pioneered efforts for women’s rights. She supported strong laws to end the traffic in young women and revised divorce laws in favor of more benefits to women.
Medieval Referring to the Middle Ages in Europe or the period of history between ancient and modern times
Franks A Germanic tribe that conquered present-day France and neighboring lands in the 400s
Clovis Is known as the political and religious founder of the kingdom of the Franks. His conversion to Christianity set an example for other Germanic rulers.
Charles Martel Seized power, eventually reunited, and then ruled the entire kingdom of the Franks.
Battle of tours Battle in 732 in which the Christian Franks led by Charles Martel defeated the Muslim armies and stopped the Muslim advance into Europe
Charlemagne sent missi dominici to carry out his orders; Blended Roman, Christian and Germanic traditions. Established a strong central gov't that future leaders looked to as an example
Magyars
Constantinople City that used to be called Byzantium. Capital city of the Byzantine empire.
Justinian Instituted reforms to stop imperial corruption and promote justice for his subjects. His most influential achievement is Justinian’s Code, a collection, organization, and revision of Roman laws.
Justinian's Code Collection of Roman laws organized by the Byzantine emperor Justinian and later serving as a model for the Catholic Church and medieval monarchs
Autocrat Ruler who has complete authority
Theodora Wife of Justinian, his most trusted advisor; pioneered efforts for women’s rights. She supported strong laws to end the traffic in young women and revised divorce laws in favor of more benefits to women.
Medieval Referring to the Middle Ages in Europe or the period of history between ancient and modern times
Franks A Germanic tribe that conquered present-day France and neighboring lands in the 400s
Clovis Is known as the political and religious founder of the kingdom of the Franks. His conversion to Christianity set an example for other Germanic rulers.
Charles Martel Seized power, eventually reunited, and then ruled the entire kingdom of the Franks.
Battle of tours Battle in 732 in which the Christian Franks led by Charles Martel defeated the Muslim armies and stopped the Muslim advance into Europe
Charlemagne Blended Roman, Christian and Germanic traditions. Established a strong central gov't that future leaders looked to as an example
Magyars an ethnic group centered in present-day Hungary
Vikings Scandinavian peoples whose sailors raided Europe from the 700s through the 1100s
Treaty of Verdun Divided Charlemagne's empire among 3 feuding grandsons
What was becoming the dominant religion in the Early Middle Ages? Christianity
Who was becoming the dominant political force in the Early Middle Ages? Germanic tribes
Who and his armies conquered Northern Africa, Italy, and parts of the Iberian Peninsula, Asia Minor, Syria, and Palestine? Belisarius
Hagia Sophia Was a church built
Son of Charles Martel Pepin
Asked Charlemagne for help against rebellious nobles and crowned Charlemagne successor to the Roman Emperors (showed the joining of Roman, Christian, and German elements Pope Leo III

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