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Unformatted text preview: Rome-The result was the Corpus Juris Civilis, which is known as Justinian’s code-By the 1100’s, the laws had reached Western Europe Absolute Power-Justinian ruled as an autocrat, sole ruler with complete authority, with power over the Church-He combined both political power and spiritual authority Differences East and West-The Byzantine emperor controlled Church affairs and appointed the patriarch-Eastern Byzantine clergy kept their right to marry-Greek was the language of the Byzantine Church-East believed in Easter, and West believed in Christmas Schism-In the 700’s, a Byzantine Emperor outlawed the veneration of icons-Violent battles occurred within the empire-In 1054, other controversies provoked a schism between the Byzantine, East, and the Romans, West-The pope and the patriarch excommunicated each other...
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- Spring '09
- Byzantine Empire, Justinian, Byzantine emperor