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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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Radegund (587)

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 492 words.

later founder of the *Monastery of the Holy Cross at *Poitiers. When the *Franks overthrew the *...

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Benedict of Nursia, S. (480–c.545)

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 638 words.

Founder of *monasteries at *Subiaco and *Monte Cassino in *Italy, author of a Rule for Monks...

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Saba, S.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 442 words.

Monk (439–532) and founder of *monasteries in *Palestine. His Life was written by *Cyril of ...

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Hormizd, Rabban (7th cent)

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 235 words.

East Syriac monastic founder. Born in Beth Lapat (*Gondeshapur in *Khuzestan), Hormizd became a disciple of ...

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Theodore of Sykeon, S. (527/65)

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 340 words.

Founder and archimandrite of a *monastery in *Sykeon; later appointed *Bishop of Anastasioupolis in *Anatolia. A classic rural ...

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Hild of Whitby (614–17 November 680)

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 68 words.

Former *Anglo-Saxon princess and founder (ad 657) and abbess of the important double *monastery (and school) at ...

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Macarius the Egyptian

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 319 words.

Also called ‘the Great’ (c.300–90). Pioneer of Egyptian monasticism and founder of the *monastery of *...

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Columbanus, S. (615)

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 279 words.

Irish monk, missionary, and scholar, trained in Bangor, founder of *Luxeuil, Annegray, and Fontaines in the Vosges, and *...

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Barlaam

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 406 words.

A Christianizing account in prose of the life of the Indian prince Ioasaph, a cipher for Gautama, founder of *...

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Leo III (685–741)

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 433 words.

*Emperor 717–41. Founder of the Isaurian dynasty, Leo III’s origins and early career are obscure, but he was *...

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Gallus, S. (612)

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 105 words.

Monk and alleged founder of a cell near Lake Constance, which later became the *Monastery of S. Gallen. The three ...

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Istemi (576)

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 315 words.

Co-founder of the First *Türk Empire (552) and Yabghu Khagan (Qaghan) under his elder brother, *Bumin *Khagan...

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Ceaulin (593)

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 65 words.

son of Cynric, a founder of the West Saxon royal dynasty. Ceaulin was remembered as one of the *Bretwaldas...

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Richarius (630s)

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 76 words.

Founder of a *monastery at Centula (Somme) which went on to become one of the most significant in northern ...

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Honoratus of Arles (429/30)

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 206 words.

*Bishop of *Arles from 427/8, and founder of the *monastery at *Lérins. Born into a noble Christian family in ...

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Bar ʿIdta (611)

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 123 words.

Monastic founder in the *Church of the East. He was an early disciple of *Abraham of Kashkar and was part of the diaspora from his ...

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Mu‘awiya I b. Abi Sufyan (595/605–80)

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 382 words.

Caliph (661–80) and founder of the *Umayyad dynasty (661–750). Mu‘awiya is a controversial figure in the Islamic historical tradition, not least because his father ...

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Gerasimus (475)

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 74 words.

Monastic founder in the *Jordan Valley, born in *Lycia. His *lavra and the rule he composed (after 456) merged coenobitic and heremitic ways of life. ...

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Abraham of Kashkar (502–c.587)

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 234 words.

Monastic founder in the *Church of the East. After study at the *School of *Nisibis, and (according to some sources) a time in ...

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Irmina of Oeren (706)

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 64 words.

An important landowner near *Trier, and co-founder of the *Monastery of *Echternach, before becoming Abbess of Oeren. Her daughters probably included ...

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