The Byzantine Empire
This is where the empire is located:
The Byzantine Empire is the eastern half of the old Roman Empire.
How the Byzantine Empire compared with the Roman Empire:
Capital Religion Language Other Information
Roman: Rome Roman Catholic Latin Western half of the old Roman Empire; Fell into the Dark Ages
Byzantine: Constantinople Eastern Orthodox Greek Grew strong and lasted for 1000 years.
Impact on Russia
-Religion: Eastern Orthodox spread to Russia (known as Russian Orthodox)
-Trade: Many Byzantine ideas were introduced into Russia through trade like: The Cyrillic alphabet, Religion, Artwork, and Architecture.
Justinian's Code: The laws of the Byzantine Empire based on the "Twelve tables" of Roman Law, became a basis for laws in many European nations.
Art and Architecture: Usually supported the Christian Church
Preservers of Greek and Roman culture: The Byzantine Empire saved the knowledge, art, and ideas of the old Roman and Greek cultures.