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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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- Winter '08
- Byzantine Empire, old Roman Empire, Theodora Justinian, Prince Vladimir Kiev