World History Mr. Schuler www.nasoa.com Unit 4 (Byzantine Empire and the Mongols) Study Guide 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Justinian Justinian Code Theodora Hagia Sophia Patriarch Icon Excommunication Cyrillic alphabet Slavs 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. Vladimir Yaroslav the Wise Alexander Nevsky Ivan III czar (tsar) Seljuks Vizier Pastoralist Clan 19. Genghis Khan 20. Khanate of the Golden Horde 21. Pax Mongolica 22. Kublai Khan 23. Marco Polo 24. Yuan Dynasty 25. Ming Dynasty Ideas to Know: 1. Who founded Constantinople? 2. What was Justinian’s legacy? Who was his wife and why do we study her? 3. What caused the split of the Christian Church? What are icons? Who supported using them and who banned them? 4. When the Christian Church split between east and west, which church formed in the Byzantine empire? 5. As the Byzantine empire was decaying, how did emperors attempt to salvage the empire? 6. Who invented the alphabet that is used by many present-day Slavic languages? 7. Who was the ruler of Kieven Russia? 8. Be able to compare and contrast the following rulers: Justinian and Yaroslav the Wise 9. What influenced Vladimir’s rule? What religion did he choose for his empire and why? 10. Starting with Ivan III, what title did Russian rulers take? 11. Who were the mamelukes? 12. Who ended up taking over Constantinople? What do we know about them (way of life, religion, ideas, etc.)? How did their climate affect them? 13. What are the characteristics of the Mongols (where are they from, where do they go, what type of life do they live, etc.)? 14. How were Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan similar? How was Kublai Khan different than other Mongol leaders? What result did the interaction of the Mongols with settled peoples have? 15. What was the Mongol empire in Russia called? How was Russia affected by Mongol rule? How did Russian gain independence from the Mongols? 16. Who did Kublai Khan pick to run the government? Why? 17. At it’s height, how much land did the Mongol Empire control? 18. How was Korea affected by the Mongols conquering them?