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Greek fire: Devastating and dreaded Byzantine petroleum-based weapon; it was sticky, was ignited ...
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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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Alloy containing silver and gold in a Byzantine coin.
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Armeniakoi: one of the earliest themes; based in northern Anatolia with headquarters at Euchaita.
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Danishmend: Turkoman dynasty that ruled over Cappadocia, Sebasteia and Melitene from late elevent...
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Thema: A “theme,” from the early 9th century the technical term for the district across which sol...
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Koinobion: A type of monastery which emphasized a communal lifestyle, including attendance at chu...
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Uzes:A branch of the Oghuz confederation of Turkic-speaking peoples; ousted the Pechenegs from th...
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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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Caesaropapism: system whereby the monarch exercised unfettered control over the church in his dom...
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despot (despot ¯ es) ‘lord, master’: High imperial title in the Palaiologan period, generally res...
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Typikon: Document setting out the rules and regulations for the administration of a monastic comm...
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Boukellarioi: theme formed in the later eighth century in north-west Asia Minor, taking its name ...
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Visigoths (western Goths): Groupings of Goths who raided into Roman territory in the fourth and f...
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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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Chrysotriklinos: ‘golden hall’, from ‘gold’ (chrysos) and ‘hall’ (triklinos): large reception hal...
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Franks: A Germanic grouping from the lower Rhine, frequently recruited into the Roman army; unite...
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Synodikon: An inventory in a church or monastery that registered items donated and the commemorat...
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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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Vlachs: Romance-language-speaking pastoral inhabitants of eastern and south-eastern Europe, desce...
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