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1. The early period (4th–7th centuries C.E.)

For the earliest period of Byzantine history, from the 4th century C.E. to the Arab conquests of the 7th century, our fullest information on the language question comes from Palestine. The situation there, however, was very complex, because two vernacular langu…

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de Lange, Nicholas, “Byzantium”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 19 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000223>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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