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Greek fire: Devastating and dreaded Byzantine petroleum-based weapon; it was sticky, was ignited ...
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Fatimids: Shiite dynasty based in Cairo from the later tenth century; their dominions included no...
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Danishmend: Turkoman dynasty that ruled over Cappadocia, Sebasteia and Melitene from late elevent...
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Zealots: strongly iconophile monks in the late eighth to tenth century; midfourteenth century gro...
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Armeniakoi: one of the earliest themes; based in northern Anatolia with headquarters at Euchaita.
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Strategos: A general; in Byzantine times usually the governor of a military district or thema, an...
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Berbers: name given to several ethnic groups indigenous to north-west Africa; known in Arab sourc...
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Romania: ‘land of the Romans’ (i.e. Byzantines); by the seventh century, a term for the Christian...
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Caesaropapism: system whereby the monarch exercised unfettered control over the church in his dom...
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Bailo (s.), Baili (pl.): general term for administrator; head of the Venetian colony in Constanti...
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Ducat: Two types of coin from the duchy of Venice: (1) the thirteenthand early fourteenth-century...
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Ekklesiarches: The sacristan of a church, responsible for preparing for services by setting out t...
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Koinobion: A type of monastery which emphasized a communal lifestyle, including attendance at chu...
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Theotokos ‘god-bearing’ (from theos ‘god’ and tokos ‘bringing forth’): description of the Virgin ...
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Autokrator: Greek equivalent of the Latin imperator, emperor, used especially after the 7th centu...
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Eunuch: Castrated male who could occupy any position in the imperial system; some offi ces were r...
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The name of several officials, the most important being the eparch of the City, the civil governo...
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Davidic of or pertaining to David, king of Israel, or to his family
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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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Ecumenical councils: (from oikoumenikos, ‘worldwide’) conferences of the bishops of the whole chu...
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