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Byzantine Contributions

Kym, Bryce, Aundrea, and Blake

aundrea keeney

on 30 November 2012

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Byzantine Contributions
by Kym, Aundrea, and Blake Byzantine contributions pictures Art The Justinian's Code Of Law Architecture Preserving Greek and Roman Culture Spreading christianity Byzantine Architecture is one of the three major forces of the architectural world during the Middle Ages of Europe. The Byzantines Empire's first achievement was Religious Buildings and their Designs. Their biggest achievement they made was the Bacilicas. The Bacilicas were early Christian and Medieval Churches. The use of the Dome was common in the Byzantine and Islamic architecture, but illustrates the influence Byzantine bestowed as the dome style passed on to the Muslims. The Code of Laws also known as Corpus Juris Civilis or “Body of Civil Law” is a modern name for a collection of fundamental works in jurisprudence, issued from 529 to 534 by order of Justinian I, Eastern Roman Emperor. It is also referred to as the Code of Justinian. These codes are the laws of the Byzantine Empire that the empire thought were to hard to understand so he tried to make them easier and simple for the common, working class citizens. Made mosaics, Originally for
cheap, durable floors.

Made Icons or Holy Objects.

The Christian iconography
greatly out numbered myth
icons from rome and greece.

made many paintings.

such as religious relics,
devotional panels, and even a
series of ivory caskets While the Western Roman Empire made Christianity as their official religion, The Eastern Roman and Byzantine Empires still enjoyed their security and wealth. The Byzantine Church spread North and East from present day Greece Turkey, ect. But along the way the Church lost contact with the Jerusalem and Muslim conquest of the 7th century. The movement/Spread of the Byzantine Church provided the basis for all missionary efforts in the East and Western Churches. Also the Byzantine mission to the slaves significantly contributed to create a cultural, linguistic, and political sensibility, through which the modern nations of Ukraine, Bulgaria, Russia, and Serbia emerged. Constanstinople preserved the Roman Culture and became the Byzantine Empire. The Empire's heritage consisted of the Eastern Orthodox Church, ancient Greek culture, Byzantine art and architecture and Roman law. They continued the Roman State Traditions as in Greek-speaking, rather than Latin-Speaking. map of the byzintine empire
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