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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Middle Ages
Byzantine Empire is the term conventionally used to describe the Roman Empire during the Middle Ages, centered around its capital in Constantinople.
Indeed, throughout this period the Byzantine Empire was in decline, having peaked in influence during the Early Middle Ages.
After the Battle of Manzikert (1071), the former empire was reduced to a shell; it survived in a diminished and weakened form until 1453, and ceased to exist by the end of the Late Medieval period.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Middle-Ages   (8341 words)

 Medieval Sourcebook: Byzantium
The account of her father, the Byzantine Emperor Alexius I, by Princess Anna Comnena is perhaps the most important historical work by a woman writer written before the modern period.
This Life of seventh-century saint is a major source for Byzantine rural and social history, as well as about the cult of saints.
Illustrious Religion in China, with a Preface, composed by a priest
www.fordham.edu /halsall/sbook1c.html   (3421 words)

 OrCathA Collection -- Arts and Sciences Libraries, UB Libraries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The chronological limits of the collection parallel the Byzantine Empire itself: focus is on the fourth to the fifteenth century, with particular attention to the fourth century and to the period from the ninth through eleventh centuries.
Hagiography (defined as writings about saints and their posthumous cults) was one of the most important genres of Byzantine literature, both in terms of quantity of written material and the wide audience that read or listened to these texts.
The Suda is a massive 10th-century Byzantine Greek historical encyclopedia of the ancient Mediterranean world, derived from the scholia to critical editions of canonical works and from compilations by yet earlier authors.
ublib.buffalo.edu /libraries/asl/guides/orcatha.html   (2279 words)

 History Russia.html
Werth reconstructs this complicated history from a wide range of printed and archival sources, focusing on the ways in which the tsarist state and Orthodox missions used conversion in their ongoing (and regularly frustrated) efforts to transform the region’s Muslim and animist populations into imperial, Orthodox citizens.
religions, per se, were viewed as a threat to the State's notion of individualism.
He compares the mindset of a faith-based society with the Bolshevik materialist worldview, emphasizing how religion functioned not only as a belief in the sacred but also as an entrenched system for ordering family and community relationships, explaining natural phenomena, and marking life passages such as birth, marriage, and death.
www.iconbook.org /History%20Russia.html   (10734 words)

 *** The House of Ptolemy: Egypt Under Roman Rule ***
The Sourcebook is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted texts related to medieval and Byzantine history.
The ROMARCH pages are the original crossroads for Web resources on the art and archaeology of Italy and the Roman provinces, ca.
You can also view three parallel versions of a passage simultaneously.
www.houseofptolemy.org /house001.htm   (2811 words)

 Conference Center
Flag description: nine equal horizontal stripes of blue alternating with white; there is a blue square in the upper
hoist-side corner bearing a white cross; the cross symbolizes Greek Orthodoxy, the established religion of the
language, the Byzantine religion and generally the Greek ethnic identity, by the institution of the Crypha Scholia (secret
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