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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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Egyptian population who spoke the Coptic language; after Egypt’s mid-seventh-century conquest by ...
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A type of annuity administered by monasteries which provided (elderly) laity with a regular allot...
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Rus: People of Scandinavian origin who formed a political structure in eastern Europe, between th...
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Oikonomos: The financial officer of a large church monastery, responsible for the management of i...
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Stratiotes: A soldier; by derivation from the 10th century a holder of “military” land, subject t...
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Rupenids: First dynasty to rule Armenian Cilicia, from the late eleventh to early thirteenth cent...
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Confederation of Turkicspeaking peoples who dominated the Black Sea steppes from the glossary mid...
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Aktemon: A peasant with no property, no oxen or plough.
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Sasanians: Persian ruling dynasty which overthrew the Parthian Arsacid dynasty in the early third...
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Praetorian Prefecture: The largest administrative unit of the empire from the time of Constantine...
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Strategos: A general; in Byzantine times usually the governor of a military district or thema, an...
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Sallarid: 10th.- to 11th.-century Muslim dynasty which ruled in the eastern Caucasus and north-we...
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Pronouncements on Christ’s nature of Patriarch Cyril of Alexandria, endorsed by the council of Ch...
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Arians: followers of a heresy (named after its main proponent, the third century theologian Arius...
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Autokrator: Greek equivalent of the Latin imperator, emperor, used especially after the 7th centu...
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Kommerkiarioi: Fiscal officials responsible for state-supervised commerce and the taxes thereon. ...
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Charistikiarios: A person or institution that was granted administrative responsibilities over a ...
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Scyths: Classical name for Iranian-speaking nomads of Black Sea steppes; used by Byzantines of se...
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