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Key Terms : Trans-Atlantic Prologue Atlantic World- The Atlantic World is the history of the interactions among the peoples and empires bordering the Atlantic Ocean rim from the beginning of the Age of Discovery to the early 21st century Christendom- the worldwide body or society of Christians. Great Schism- This schism happened gradually over centuries and became official in the year 1054 . It had political and religious causes . The political cause was the splitting of the Roman Empire. In the 400s AD, the Roman Empire split into a western empire (capital at Rome) and an eastern empire (capital at Constantinople). Charlemagne's crowning made the Byzantine Emperor redundant, and relations between the East and the West deteriorated until a formal split occurred in 1054. The Eastern Church became the Greek Orthodox Church by severing all ties with Rome and the Roman Catholic Church — from the pope to the Holy Roman Emperor on down.

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