Encyclopedia International

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BYZANTINE EMPIRE were routed by Constantine IV, who made effective use of
the famous Greek fire. They came back in ... The dynasty that Basil established (
the Macedonian Dynasty, 867-1056) was responsible for the most brilliant period
in the history of the Empire. Led by able ... It took Greek Christianity to the
Russians (989) and definitely asserted the independence of the Greek Church
BYZANTINE EMPIRE The Byzantine Empire evolved out of the Roman Empire.
The great ...

The Mckay One Volume International Encyclopedia

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Syria, Egypt and N. Africa were lost to the Arabs, who twice besieged
Constantinople (673–7, 718), but the Byzantines maintained their hold on Asia
Minor. The Iconoclastic controversy of the 8th and 9th cents. brought the
emperors into conflict with the papacy, and in 867 the Greek Church broke with
the Roman. Under the Macedonian dynasty (8671056) the B.E. reached the
height of its prosperity; the Bulgars proved a formidable danger, but after a long
struggle were finally crushed ...

Civilization Past And Present

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He was concerned that icons played too prominent a role in Byzantine life and
that their common use as godparents, witnesses at weddings, and objects of
adoration went against the Old Testament prohibition of the worship of graven
images. Accordingly, the emperor ... For two centuries, a period coinciding
roughly with the reign of the Macedonian dynasty (867-1056), Byzantium enjoyed
political and cultural superiority over its western and eastern foes. Western
Europe staggered ...

Sport As A Form Of Human Fulfillment

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The chaotic upheavals of the fifth century, which undid the Western Roman
Empire, were successfully resisted by the Byzantine state. The tribes of
barbarians which threatened the east were largely driven into the west, the great
cities of the east (principally, Alexandria as the center of agriculture, Antioch as
the center of trade, and Constantinople as the intellectual and cultural center)
were preserved, and a measure of stability was restored in the east. After
codifying Roman law in ...

Encycopedia Britannica

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886), Byzantine emperor from 867 to 886, founder of the Macedonian dynasty
which lasted till 1056, was of peasant origin and probably of Armenian descent,
although his family had been settled in Macedonia. ... manuals, the Procheiron
and the Epanagoge, appeared, but the great codification planned was not ready
until the reign of his successor, Leo VI; this was the Basilica (q.v.), a collection of
60 books in Greek, which formed the basis of the medieval Byzantine legal
system.

World History

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The iconoclast controversy increasingly became a fierce struggle between the
western, Latin- speaking and eastern, Greek- speaking parts of the old Roman
Empire. In the process the high culture of Byzantium became more uniformly
Greek. In addition, anxious to regain the security of the past, Byzantine scholars
started to emphasize the collection of traditional knowledge rather than the
creation of new works. ▻ This golden Byzantine goblet was made in the 700s.
The figure is a ...

The Encyclopedia Americana

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Their conversion to Christianity in 865 brought them under the cultural influence
of Byzantium, but they never ceased to be a danger. Compared with ... The house
of Basil I, or the Macedonian dynasty, which came to power after the
assassination of Michael III in 867, reigned until 1056. ... The three brilliant
emperors of the feudal house of Comnenus— Alexius I, John II, and Manuel I—
defeated the new enemies, the Seljuk Turks, and continued the cultural tradition
of the Macedonians.

Encyclopaedia Britannica

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886), founder of the Macedonian dynasty which lasted till 1056, was of peasant
origin and probably of Armenian descent, although his family had been settled in
Macedonia. ... During his own reign two small manuals, the Procheiron and the
Epanagoge, appeared, but the great codification planned was not ready until the
reign of his successor, Leo VI; this was the Basilica (q.v.), a collection of 60 books
in Greek, which formed the basis of the mediaeval Byzantine legal system.