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Nicetas Acominatos

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(1155/7–1217),

Byzantine scholar, also called Nicetas Choniates. He rose rapidly in the Imperial service at Constantinople; when it fell in 1204 he fled to Nicaea. His writings include a ‘Treasury of Orthodoxy’, directed against contemporary heresies and the main source for the Councils held between 1156 and 1166, and a History of the period 1118–1206, which is especially valuable for its account of the capture of Constantinople by the Crusaders in 1204.

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