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Zonaras, Joannes
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(mid-11th cent. – mid-12th cent.), Byzantine historian and canonist who held high offices under Emperor Alexius I (1081–1118). After the emperor’s death, he became a monk and (besides several shorter works) wrote two major works: (1) a world chronicle (Epitome historiarum, ed. L. Dindorf, 6 vols., 1868–1875) from Creation to the year 1118 (compiled from earlier sources for the period before 1081, after that independent), distinguished for its balance, which was translated into Slavic, Latin, and Romance languages, and (…

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Ohme, Heinz, “Zonaras, Joannes”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_026540>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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