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Kapnikon: Tax on “hearths” or households, introduced probably during the later 7th or 8th century.
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Charistikiarios: A person or institution that was granted administrative responsibilities over a ...
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Monothelitism: (from monos and thelein ‘to will’) doctrine recognising the existence of one ‘will...
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Confraternity: A group of laymen, clerics, and monks linked to monasteries and formed to honor pa...
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Dioiketes: Fiscal administrator responsible for the land-tax, usually in a single diocese, from t...
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Circus factions: associations that staged circus games; fervent supporters’ associations of one o...
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Berbers: name given to several ethnic groups indigenous to north-west Africa; known in Arab sourc...
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Danishmend: Turkoman dynasty that ruled over Cappadocia, Sebasteia and Melitene from late elevent...
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Ostrogoths: (eastern Goths) groupings of Goths, who adopted Arian Christianity and conquered Ital...
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Visigoths (western Goths): Groupings of Goths who raided into Roman territory in the fourth and f...
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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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Nomisma: Lat. solidus, the gold coin introduced by Constantine I which remained the basis for the...
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Khazars: Turkic-speaking people who were the major power in the Black Sea steppes, with centres o...
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Franks: A Germanic grouping from the lower Rhine, frequently recruited into the Roman army; unite...
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Zealots: strongly iconophile monks in the late eighth to tenth century; midfourteenth century gro...
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Christian sacrament in which the body and the blood of Christ are conveyed to believers in the fo...
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Demesne: Western form of land tenure, referring to the lands retained by a lord for his own use (...
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Origenism:Attempt to fuse the fundamentals ofGreek philosophy with the Christian creed, interpret...
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Confederation of Turkicspeaking peoples who dominated the Black Sea steppes from the glossary mid...
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Greek fire: Devastating and dreaded Byzantine petroleum-based weapon; it was sticky, was ignited ...
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