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Unformatted text preview: v. Basil II early 11 th c. (976 1025 C.E.) 1. The Bulgar Slayer a. Destroyed the Bulgarians around 1014 C.E. b. Blinds 14,000 Bulgarians before returning them to their hometowns vi. 1054 C.E. Eastern and Western Christianity split vii. Classical heritage 1. Orthodox Christianity a. Greeks strongest influence i. Education state-supported b. Missionaries i. Spread Christianity ii. Spread secular thought c. Cyrillic alphabet d. Prince Vladimir Kiev i. Kiev adopts Christianity and brings it to the center of Russian power e. Ivan III 16 th c. i. Lays foundations for Russian Empire and moves capital to Moscow...
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