Houghton Mifflin Social Studies
Across the Centuries

Lesson at a Glance
Chapter 11, Lesson 2: The Byzantine Empire (pp. 289-294)

The Big Idea
Framework Concepts: Diversity and Conflict Although the western half of the Roman Empire fell, the Byzantine Empire continued to thrive in the eastern half. The Eastern Orthodox Church, with the Emperor as its head, developed its own forms of worship.

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