Byzantine Anatolia
The history of the Eastern Roman Empire (324–1453) is generally considered to fall into three distinct eras:
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Byzantine–Seljuq Wars
The Byzantine–Seljuq wars were a series of decisive battles that shifted the balance of power in Asia Minor and Syria from the Byzantine Empire to the Seljuq Turks. Riding from the steppes of Central ...
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Paulicianism
Paulicians (Classical Armenian: Պաւղիկեաններ, Pawłikeanner; Greek: Paulikianoi; Arab sources: Baylakānī, al Bayālika) were a Christian Adoptionist sect, also accused by medieval sources of bei...
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Charsianon
Charsianon (Greek: Χαρσιανόν) was the name of a Byzantine fortress and the corresponding theme (a military-civilian province) in the region of Cappadocia in central Anatolia (modern Turkey). It ce...
Neokastra
Neokastra (Greek: Νεόκαστρα, "new fortresses", formally θέμα Νεοκάστρων; in Latin sources Neocastri or Neochastron) was a Byzantine province (theme) of the 12th–13th centuries in north-western Asi...
Tondrakians
Tondrakians (Armenian: Թոնդրակեաններ) were members of an anti-feudal, heretical Christian sect that flourished in medieval Armenia between the early 9th century and 11th century and centered on th...
Abbasid invasion of Asia Minor (782)
The Abbasid invasion of Asia Minor in 782 was one of the largest operations launched by the Abbasid Caliphate against the Byzantine Empire. The invasion was launched as a display of Abbasid military m...
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Constantine V
Constantine V (718 – September 14, 775) (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Ε΄, Kōnstantinos V; denigrated by his enemies as Kopronymos or Copronymus, meaning the dung-christened) was Byzantine Emperor from 741 ...
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Battle of Bathys Ryax
The Battle of Bathys Ryax was fought in 872 or 878 between the Byzantine Empire and the Paulicians. The Paulicians were a Christian sect which—persecuted by the Byzantine state—had established a separ...
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Battle of Lalakaon
The Battle of Lalakaon (Greek: Μάχη τοῦ Λαλακάοντος) or the Battle of Poson (or Porson) (Greek: Μάχη τοῦ Πό(ρ)σωνος) was fought in 863 between the Byzantine Empire and an invading Arab army in...
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Divriği
Divriği, historically known as Tephrike (Greek: Τεφρική Tephrike, Armenian: Տեւրիկ Tewrik) and formerly sometimes called Divrik, is a small town and a district of Sivas Province of Turkey. The...
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Karbeas
Karbeas (Greek: Καρβέας), or Karbaias (Καρβαίας), was a Paulician leader, who following the anti-Paulician pogroms in 843 abandoned his service in the Byzantine army and went over to the Arabs. Wi...
Lykandos
Lykandos or Lycandus (Greek: Λυκανδός) was the name of a Byzantine fortress and military-civilian province (or thema), known as the Theme of Lykandos, in the 10th–11th centuries.
The fortress ...
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Armeniac Theme
The Armeniac Theme (Greek: Άρμενιακόν [θέμα], Armeniakon [thema]), more properly the Theme of the Armeniacs (Greek: θέμα Άρμενιάκων, thema Armeniakōn) was a Byzantine theme (a military-civilian pr...
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Motella
Motella, Metello(u)polis, or Pulcherianopolis was a city in the Roman province of Phrygia Pacatiana, in Asia Minor, probably on the site of the modern Medele.Inscriptions make known a Phrygian town na...
Liparit IV, Duke of Kldekari
Liparit IV, sometimes known as Liparit III (Georgian: ლიპარიტ IV [III]), was an 11th-century Georgian general and political figure who was at times the most valuable support of King Bagrat IV of G...
Theodore Alyates
Theodore Alyates (Greek: Θεόδωρος Ἀλυάτης) was a Byzantine general and close associate of the Emperor Romanos IV Diogenes.Alyates hailed from Cappadocia and was a close friend of Romanos, who had ...
Thracesian Theme
The Thracesian Theme (Greek: Θρᾳκήσιον θέμα, Thrakēsion thema), more properly known as the Theme of the Thracesians (Greek: θέμα Θρᾳκησίων, thema Thrakēsiōn, often simply Θρᾳκήσιοι, Thrakēsioi...
Joannicius the Great
Venerable Saint Joannicius the Great, in original Greek Ioannikios the Great (Greek: Όσιος Ιωαννίκιος ο Μέγας 752, Marikat, Bithynia - November 4, 846 in Antidium) - respected Byzantine Christian ...
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Battle of Manzikert (1054)
The Battle of Manzikert in 1054 was a successful defense of the city of Manzikert by Byzantine forces under Basil Apocapes against the Seljuk Turks led by sultan Toğrül. Seventeen years later, the Tur...
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Theodora (wife of Theophilos)
Theodora (Greek: Θεοδώρα, c. 815 – after 867) was a Byzantine Empress as the spouse of the Byzantine emperor Theophilos, and regent of her son, Michael III, from Theophilos' death in 842 to 855. F...
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Siege of Nicaea (727)
The Siege of Nicaea of 727 was an unsuccessful attempt by the Umayyad Caliphate to capture the Byzantine city of Nicaea, the capital of the Opsician Theme. Ever since its failure to capture the Byzant...
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Seljuq campaigns in the Aegean
The Seljuq campaigns in the Aegean refer to the ground and naval actions conducted by the Seljuk Turks, chiefly under the leadership of Tzachas of Smyrna against the Byzantine Empire. A fierce opponen...
Basil the Confessor
Basil the Confessor (died 750) was an Eastern Orthodox saint who lived in the 8th century and was tortured by the Byzantine Emperor Leo III. With his pupil Procopius, St. Basil the Confessor, who was ...
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Seleucia (theme)
The Theme of Seleucia (Greek: θέμα Σελευκείας, thema Seleukeias) was a Byzantine theme (a military-civilian province) in the southern coast of Asia Minor (modern Turkey), headquartered at Seleucia...