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Byzantine Empire

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Eastern, Greek-speaking part of the Roman Empire from 330 B.C.E. to 1453 C.E. At its height, the Byzantine Empire encompassed the Balkans, Greece, Anatolia, the Levant, and parts of North...

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Byzantine Empire

Timothy Darvill.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology. 371 words.

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The Byzantine Empire started with the first Christian emperor of the eastern Roman Empire, Constantine, in ad 330.

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Byzantine Empire

Alan Harvey.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economic History. 2012 words.

The territory of the early Byzantine Empire encompassed Asia Minor, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, and the Balkans south of the Danube.

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Byzantine Empire

Edited by John L. Esposito.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

August 2004; p ublished online November 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Islam; Society and Culture. 53 words.

Eastern, Greek-speaking part of the Roman Empire from 330 B.C.E. to 1453 C.E. At its height, the Byzantine Empire encompassed

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Byzantine Empire

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Eastern, Greek-speaking part of the Roman Empire from 330 B.C.E. to 1453 C.E. At its height, the Byzantine Empire encompassed the Balkans, Greece, Anatolia, the Levant, and parts of North...

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Byzantine Empire

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History

January 2010; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 3882 words.

Historians debate whether the Eastern Roman Empire became the Byzantine Empire in the fourth or the sixth century ce, but the Christian civilization based at Constantinople...

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The Byzantine Empire (c.1000)

S. E. Finer.

in The History of Government from the Earliest Times

May 1999; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 18413 words.

We talk of Byzantium and the Byzantine Empire, but their inhabitants never did. They called themselves Romaioi, and if they called the empire anything at all they called it Romania....

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Leprosy in the Byzantine Empire

Timothy S. Miller and John W. Nesbitt.

in Walking Corpses

March 2014; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 7994 words.

This chapter recounts the history of leprosy in Byzantine society beginning in the fourth century. Cases of elephantiasis seem to have multiplied at the very time when the Eastern Empire...

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The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire

J. M. Hussey.

August 1990; p ublished online April 2004 .

Book. Subjects: History of Christianity. 440 pages.

Written both for the non‐specialist and for the specialist seeking a survey of the subject and wishing to know something of a Church that was one of the main vitalizing forces in the East...

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Byzantine empire

Edited by Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 295 words.

The eastern half of the Roman empire. Emperor Constantine (306–34) had reunited the two halves, divided by Diocletian

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Byzantine empire

Edited by Anne Kerr and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 307 words.

The eastern half of the Roman empire. Emperor *Constantine (306–34) had reunited the two halves, divided by Diocletian (284–305), and had refounded the Greek city of Byzantium as his...

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Byzantine Empire

Jean-Claude Cheynet.

in Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 1624 words.

The conversion of Constantine, the foundation of Constantinople in 330 on the site of Byzantium and the creation of

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Byzantine Empire

in The Oxford Companion to Architecture

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 4492 words.

Under the emperor Justinian I (527–65) the architecture of the Roman Empire changed dramatically. An even greater builder

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Byzantine Empire

Helen Saradi.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

November 1996; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 3744 words.

The term Byzantium, originally the name of the ancient Greek colony on which Constantinople was founded, is used conventionally

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Byzantine Empire

John Haldon, Paul Stephenson, John W. Barker, John Haldon, Paul Stephenson, John W. Barker, John Haldon, Paul Stephenson, John W. Barker, Denis F. Sullivan and Denis F. Sullivan.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Pre-20th Century Warfare. 24715 words.

[This entry contains eleven subentries, on Byzantine sources from 500–900, 900–1204, and 1204–1453; an overview of Byzantine

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Byzantine Empire

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 164 words.

Christian, Greek-speaking, Eastern Roman Empire, which outlasted the Roman Empire in the West by nearly 1000 years. Constantinople (Byzantium

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The Collapse of the Byzantine Empire in the Twelfth Century

Judith Herrin.

in Margins and Metropolis

April 2013; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 8695 words.

This chapter examines the collapse of the Byzantine Empire in the twelfth century. Between the tenth and twelfth centuries, the Byzantine state machinery was extremely sophisticated. It...

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The Byzantine Empire: From Attila to the 4th Crusade

Edward N. Luttwak.

in The Practice of Strategy

October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 14621 words.

The Byzantine Empire—the de facto continuation of the Roman Empire—lasted more than twice as long as its Western counterpart, which dissolved in the fifth century. Its...

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Byzantine Empire, Later

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law: Two-Volume Set

February 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 5937 words.

“Byzantine” is a term used by eighteenth-century European scholars to discuss medieval Eastern Christian Roman affairs and has become standard

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Seals and the Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire

Werner Seibt.

in Fifty Years of Prosopography

July 2003; p ublished online February 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 3275 words.

For certain periods of the middle Byzantine era, seals, especially lead seals (molybdoboulla), played much the same role as do inscriptions for the Roman epoch. This chapter begins by...

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Review: Exegesis and Empire in the Early Byzantine Mediterranean

Josef Lössl.

in The Journal of Theological Studies

April 2005; p ublished online April 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Religious Studies. 0 words.

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