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Byzantium
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1. General Features

G. Ostrogorsky has pointed out that Roman statecraft, Greek culture, and Christian faith are the main sources of Byzantine development. These forces found outward expression in the concentration of the Roman Empire in the East with its new center on the Bosporus. Their synthesis gave rise to Byzantium, whose inhabitants called themselves Romans. Its constitutive phase was the period from the vi…

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Uthemann, Karl-Heinz, “Byzantium”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 18 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_B487>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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