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The Economic History of Byzantium: From the Seventh through the Fifteenth Century (IX)-Economic Thought and Ideology

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  4/09/16) St. Neilos wished to test the commitment of the monks of St. Adrian, a monastery he had founded near Rossano in Calabria, and to teach them “to prefer submission to life itself.” He therefore conceived a … Continue reading

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The Economic History of Byzantium: From the Seventh through the Fifteenth Century (VIII)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  10/03/15) Economic Thought and Ideology The economic thought and the economic ideology of the Byzantines have not yet been the object of detailed study, even though some scholars have written on specific aspects of the ideology that … Continue reading

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The Economic History of Byzantium: From the Seventh through the Fifteenth Century (VIII)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  10/03/15) Laodicaea in  Syria, Tyre, Dor, and Gaza, and especially Caesarea, restored, according to Prokopios,by Anastasios I (491–518), were still active export centers. Alexandria—the annonary  port for Constantinople and the outlet for the eastern spice trade—seems to … Continue reading

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The Economic History of Byzantium: From the Seventh through the Fifteenth Century (VII)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  27/06/14)    8. Map of storage facilities uncovered south of the Crusader wall and reconstruction of a granary in  Caesarea (after J. Patrich, “Warehouse and Granaries in Caesarea Maritima,” in Caesarea Maritima:A Retrospective after Two Millennia, ed. … Continue reading

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The Economic History of Byzantium: From the Seventh through the Fifteenth Century (VI)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  26/09/13) Food of Animal Origin Livestock, both large and small, held an important place in the Mediterranean world.Its character varied considerably according to the importance of pasturage. Thessaly,Epiros, Thrace, and the plains and plateaus of Asia Minor … Continue reading

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RΩMANIA ANOTHER HELLENIC KRATOS

The Land Called Romania Editorial Note: There is confusion regarding the origin of the name Romania given that it long appeared in history books and on maps as referring to an area currently encompassed by Bulgaria. This article provides a … Continue reading

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The Economic History of Byzantium: From the Seventh through the Fifteenth Century (V)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 4/01/13) Agricultural ProductionProductsAgricultural products of the Mediterranean region during the sixth century were identical  with the products of antiquity. A few examples taken from the north and south of   the empire will suffice. Wheat was produced in … Continue reading

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