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If you are wondering about the monument of the Hagia Sophia here are some of the facts that you n...
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Zealots: strongly iconophile monks in the late eighth to tenth century; midfourteenth century gro...
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Vlachs: Romance-language-speaking pastoral inhabitants of eastern and south-eastern Europe, desce...
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Visigoths (western Goths): Groupings of Goths who raided into Roman territory in the fourth and f...
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Uzes:A branch of the Oghuz confederation of Turkic-speaking peoples; ousted the Pechenegs from th...
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Scyths: Classical name for Iranian-speaking nomads of Black Sea steppes; used by Byzantines of se...
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Sallarid: 10th.- to 11th.-century Muslim dynasty which ruled in the eastern Caucasus and north-we...
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Rupenids: First dynasty to rule Armenian Cilicia, from the late eleventh to early thirteenth cent...
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Doux: Originally in the later Roman period a commander of a military unit; commander of a unit of...
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Dioiketes: Fiscal administrator responsible for the land-tax, usually in a single diocese, from t...
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Diocese: Lat. dioecesa, Gk. Dioikêsis, an administrative unit consisting of several provinces; fr...
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Kapnikon: Tax on “hearths” or households, introduced probably during the later 7th or 8th century.
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Nomisma: Lat. solidus, the gold coin introduced by Constantine I which remained the basis for the...
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Strategos: A general; in Byzantine times usually the governor of a military district or thema, an...
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Stratiotes: A soldier; by derivation from the 10th century a holder of “military” land, subject t...
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Psychika: Gifts made to monasteries in exchange for the monks’ commemoration of the donors and/or...
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Koinobion: A type of monastery which emphasized a communal lifestyle, including attendance at chu...
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Charistikiarios: A person or institution that was granted administrative responsibilities over a ...
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Gastald: Lombard royal official in Italy in charge of a gastaldate, with civil and military power...
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Genikon Logothesion: The general treasury and main fiscal department of government after the seve...
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