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St Simeon of Thessalonica

(d. 1429)

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Boris I

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(Βώγωρις), Bulgarian khan (852–89); died 2 May 907; commemorated in Orthodox calendars on 2 May. Byz. sources commonly use his baptismal name Michael. Soon after his accession Boris...

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Cheirothesia

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(χειροθεσία), “the laying on of hands,” esp. by the bishop in the rite of ordination. Initially it referred specifically to the central part of the ordination process—the imposition of...

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commentary

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The tradition of adding a commentary to a text is an ancient one. The commentaries of classical antiquity, and the long line of scriptural commentaries, share a number of features ...

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John Asen II

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Bulgarian tsar (1218–41); born ca.1195/6, died 1241.

John was the eldest son of Asen I, one of the founders of the Second Bulgarian Empire. In 1207, when the Bulgarian throne ...

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Mark the Hermit

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Christianity.

(date disputed; probably early 5th or possibly 6th cent.), ascetical writer. He may have been abbot of a community near Ancyra; later he was a hermit, possibly in Palestine or in Egypt. His...

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schema

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

The Byzantine monastic habit, the taking of which was equivalent to entry into monastic life. Originally there was only one schèma. From the 8th c., it became customary to distinguish ...

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Simeon

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

See Symeon; for St. Simeon of Serbia, see Stefan Nemanja.

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Thessalonica

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

The town of Thessalonica, at the end of the Thermaic gulf, east of the Axios delta, owed its fortune to its situation on the route of the old Via Egnatia ...

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