Dignities and Titles

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(ἀξίαι διὰ βραβείων), ranks in the official hierarchy. Unlike Western feudal titles, Byz. dignities were nonhereditary and bestowed by a brabeion. Four consistent systems of dignities are known: (1) the ...

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

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