Social Studies - 2019-20

WHI.8b - Byzantine Emperor Justinian

The student will apply social science skills to understand the Byzantine Empire and Eastern Europe from about 300 to 1000 A.D. (C.E.) by

b) describing Justinian and his contributions, including the codification of Roman law, and the expansion of the Byzantine Empire and economy;


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Through his codification of Roman law, Justinian provided the basis for the law codes of Western Europe.

Although Justinian reconquered territory, the costs of his wars and the first appearance of the bubonic plague left the Byzantine Empire weakened.


ESSENTIALS

Byzantine Emperor Justinian

 Codification of Roman law (impact on European legal codes)

 Reconquest of former Roman territories

 Expansion of trade


KEY VOCABULARY

Terms

Byzantine Empire (7a-e)

Justinian (7b)

Greek Orthodox Christianity (7c)

Imperial patronage (7c)

Icons (7c)

Mosaics (7c)

Western Christian Church (7d)

Eastern Christian Church (7d)

Liturgy (7d)

Pope (7d)

Patriarch (7d)

Celibacy (7d)

Slavic language (7e)

Cyrillic alphabet (7e)

Russian Orthodox Christianity (7e)

Ottoman Turks (7e)

Tsar (Czar) (7e)

People

Justinian (7b)

St. Cyril (7e)

Places

Constantinople (7a,d)

Byzantium (7c)

Hagia Sophia (7c)

Russia (7e)

Baltic Sea (7e)

Black Sea (7e)

Updated: May 17, 2018