Jews in Asia Minor (Byzantium)
Author(s) : Makripoulias Christos (3/26/2007)Translation : Velentzas Georgios
For citation: Makripoulias Christos, "Jews in Asia Minor (Byzantium)",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Asia MinorURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=7872>
In ancient Roman architecture a large oblong type building used as hall of justice and public meeting place. The roman basilica served as a model for early Christian churches.
The supreme religious and political authority of Muslims, considered successor of Muhammad (Arabic: khalifa = deputy). He was the head of the Caliphate, the religious state of the Arabs.
Judaic doctrine; it emerged in the 8th century in Mesopotamia and it denied Talmud and rabbinical teachings.
(lat. curator) A functionary of the Byzantine state administration or a city magistrate, he was manager of public or private foundations as well as of imperial estates.
Rabbinical Judaism (Rabbanites)
Jewish theological trend that continues the Pharisaic tradition. Rabbanites believe in the interpretation of the Torah based on the rabbinic oral tradition as preserved in the two components of Talmoud.
The public weigher, a minor official responsible for checking the quality of coins. During the Early Byzantine period the zygostates were urban functionaries, while from the 7th century on they were considered state officials.
1. Historical Background
2. The Early Byzantine Period
2.1. General Outline
2.2. The Jews in the Cities of the Early Byzantine Asia Minor
2.3. Persecutions in the years of Justinian I
3. Middle Byzantine Period
3.1. From the 7th to the 9th century
3.2. Persecutions in the years of Basil I and Romanos I
3.3. New Jewish Settlements (10th-11th c.)
3.4. The 12th Century
4. Late Byzantine Period
4.1. The 13th Century
4.2. The Last Jewish Communities of Byzantine Asia Minor
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