Tag Archives: ANATOLIA

Constantinople

CONSTANTINOPLE The city built by the Emperor Constantine the Great on the site of the Greek city of Byzantion (Byzantium to the Romans) as capital for the Eastern Roman Empire – the new Rome. It was capital for the Roman … Continue reading

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Chios

CHIOS   KHÍOS. Eastern Aegean island, lying west of the peninsula near Izmir (Smyrna) in western Anatolia and north of the Dodecanese; A nome (department) in Greece. It was generally Byzantine before 1204, though the Arabs held it in the 670s … Continue reading

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Carabisiani

CARABISIANI   KARABISIANON. One of the earliest themes (military region, which became an administrative district as well) in the Byzantine Empire, created in the 7th century. It was a maritime theme and covered the southern coastal regions of Asia Minor and … Continue reading

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Aydin

AYDIN   Or Aidan;  anciently Talles. City in southwestern Turkey, on the River Menderes, southeast of Ãzmir (Smyrna), and the capital of:- A Turkish Emirate; A modern province. 1.  The Emirate of Aydin was one of several Turkish ghazi principalities in … Continue reading

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Asia Minor

ASIA MINOR See ANATOLIA.

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Anatolikon

ANATOLIKON Byzantine theme in central and southeastern Anatolia, probably from the reign of Constans II (641-68), at first a military zone but later in charge of civil matters as well, so the equivalent of a province. During the second quarter … Continue reading

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Anatolia

ANATOLIA   ANADOLU. Peninsula bounded by the Black Sea (north), the Aegean (west) and the eastern Mediterranean (south), the westernmost region of Asia, also called ASIA MINOR.   The eastern limits of Anatolia (whose name means sunrise and hence the east) are … Continue reading

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