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Witnesses to a World CrisisHistorians and Histories of the Middle East in the Seventh Century$
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James Howard-Johnston

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199208593

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208593.001.0001

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Supplementary Roman Sources of the Seventh Century I

Supplementary Roman Sources of the Seventh Century I

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(p.138) 5 Supplementary Roman Sources of the Seventh Century I
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Witnesses to a World Crisis
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James Howard‐Johnston

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208593.003.0006

The reader is taken on a tour of Asia Minor and the western territories of the east Roman empire, beginning and ending in Constantinople, and is introduced to a varied set of local historical sources. They include two celebratory sermons delivered by a high‐ranking official of the patriarchate (Theodore Syncellus) after the waning of the Avar threat to Constantinople, three historical texts with a Constantinopolitan focus, a saint's life full of information about Galatia and Bithynia (the Life of Theodore of Sykeon), a collection of miracles stories set in Thessalonica, and a Christian–Jewish disputation set in Carthage. The most interesting of these local sources are records of the show‐trials of Pope Martin and Maximus Confessor in the 650s and of subsequent interviews with Maximus.

Keywords:   Asia Minor, Constantinople, sermons, Avars, Carthage, Jews, show‐trials, Thessalonica, miracles

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