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Illyricum
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[German Version]

From Roman Illyria, the territory of the Illyrian kingdom, Illyricum originally denoted the Roman province between the Adriatic and the Danube; Paul considered it the limit of his missionary territory (Rom 15:19). From the 3rd century ce onward, the word referred to a customs area on the southern Danube, from the Alps to the Black Sea. After the division of the Empire, Illyricum was the name of both an Eastern prefecture and a Western diocese. Illyrian Christianity first surfaces in a commentary by Victorinus of Pettau; in the 4th century, it is at…

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Hildebrandt, Henrik, “Illyricum”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_10303>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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