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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Of a ship, to sink at sea, generally understood to be by the flooding of its hull either through springing a leak or through striking a rock. Other causes of a ship sinking, such as...

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Monasticism and Monasteries

John A. McGuckin.

in The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies

October 2008; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Middle Eastern Languages. 4472 words.

In the Middle Byzantine Era, half the literate class of the empire were probably monks. The idea of the city-monk, the cosmopolitan hermit, was perfected by Byzantines. The monastic...

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