this shows the different cultures in Constantinople and that at its time it was considered the most advanced and wealthy city ever seen
conflict between east and west
MY BELIEFS ARE BETTER THAN THEIRS!!!!!!
Justinian I, after being revolted against, vowed to make the glory of the Byzantine empire great again by returning with better laws and grander buildings
the church was the center of life for Constantinople and it was very set in its ways but offered incredible religious strictness and a modernistic hierarchy
Soon following controversial lawmaking the eastern and western parts of the Byzantine empire became angry with each other and the eastern half eventually split off and made their own religion that followed their beliefs.