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NFTU

NFTU
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 12:18:45 -0700

The textbooks say the Byzantine Empire was a theocratic autocracy uniting church and state under an all-powerful emperor believed by the Byzantines to be God's viceroy and vicar. Nonsense, says Anthony Kaldellis, professor of classics at Ohio State ...

Novinite.com

Novinite.com
Sun, 09 Aug 2015 05:16:42 -0700

It is a touch lighter in weight than the standard 4.4-gramme tetarteron coins minted in the Byzantine Empire in the 10th and 11th century. Only two or three out of 100 tetarteron coins minted at the time were lighter than the standard ones, Ovcharov ...

The New Yorker

The New Yorker
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 21:00:04 -0700

When I mentioned that I had a cat, he showed me a small number of cat skulls, and assured me that cats were treated better in the Byzantine Empire than in Western Europe. Gently, as if consoling me for something, he said, “I can tell you this: those ...
 
Business Standard
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:53:42 -0700

The double-headed eagle of Tsarist Russia (itself drawn from the Byzantine Empire) is clawing itself back into prominence, replacing the hammer and sickle at prominent places, most notably the Kremlin. Even so, Russia is discernibly stressed by rock ...

Fabius Maximus website (blog)

Fabius Maximus website (blog)
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:01:45 -0700

It is not a coincidence that what is now the Turkish commercial capital spent more than 1,500 years as the center of powerful empires, from 330 CE, when the Byzantine Empire was founded, until 1918, when the Ottoman Empire fell. Like the United States, ...

STRATFOR

STRATFOR
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 02:24:09 -0700

It is not a coincidence that what is now the Turkish commercial capital spent more than 1,500 years as the center of powerful empires, from 330 CE, when the Byzantine Empire was founded, until 1918, when the Ottoman Empire fell. Like the United States, ...

Hellenic News of America

Hellenic News of America
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:26:15 -0700

This is due to the robust position of the Byzantine Empire, both on an economic and political level, which in turn lead to the further evolution of mosaic art. In Constantinople the Hagia Sophia is decorated in consecutive yet distinct periods starting ...

Vocativ

Vocativ
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:28:53 -0700

To say plague was once a problem is to understate the effects of the pandemics that massacred the Byzantine Empire, wiped out one third of medieval Europe and, in more modern times, killed 12 million people in India and China. Yersinia pestis, the ...
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