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Nicholas Mesarites

(b. c. 1163)

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acheiropoieta

acheiropoieta  

[Greek, ‘objects not made by [human] hands’] Primarily used of direct impressions of Christ’s face (the Kamoulianai Christ, the Mandylion of Edessa, the Veronica of Rome, and the Shroud of Turin), a ...
ekphrasis

ekphrasis  

An extended and detailed literary description of any object, real or imaginary. ‘There are ekphraseis of faces and objects and places and ages and many other things’ (Hermogenes).
Eulalios

Eulalios  

(Εὑλάλιος), painter who seems to have flourished as a mosaicist and icon-painter under Manuel I; he is alluded to in several texts of the 12th–14th C. Nicholas Mesarites attributes to ...
frontality

frontality  

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1. The representation of figures or objects so that they face directly toward the viewer and tend towards bilateral symmetry (a ‘front view’ or ‘head-on’ view).2. Broadly, the depiction of figures, ...
Great Palace

Great Palace  

(Μέγα παλάτιος), the imperial palace of Constantinople situated on a sloping site between the Hippodrome and the sea walls. Built or begun by Constantine I, it remained the actual residence ...
house

house  

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A house divided cannot stand proverbial saying, mid 11th century; originally with biblical allusion to Matthew 12:25, ‘Every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.’ (Compare united we ...
Islamic Influence On Byzantine Art

Islamic Influence On Byzantine Art  

Islam as a religion and political entity had an impact on Byz. as early as the mid-7th C., but it hardly affected the arts during the Umayyad Caliphate, which adopted ...
John Komnenos

John Komnenos  

Or John the Fat (Παχύς), usurper on 31 July 1200 (not 1201, as previously believed).He was the son of Alexios Axouch and Maria Komnene (Barzos, Genealogia 2:117–35), who was ...
Mesarites, Nicholas

Mesarites, Nicholas   Reference library

Alexander Kazhdan

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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writer; born ca.1163/4, died after 1214. By 1200 Mesarites (Μεσαρίτης) held high ecclesiastical office—skeuophylax at the Pharos church in Constantinople. He left the capital for ... More
Mesarites, Nikolaos

Mesarites, Nikolaos (c.1163/4)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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Sacristan of the Pharos church in *Constantinople (by 1200) and metropolitan of Ephesus (after 1207), he was Nicaean

Michael IV Autoreianos

Michael IV Autoreianos  

Patriarch of Constantinople (from 20 March 1208); died Nicaea 26 Aug. 1214.Educated in both the Christian and classical tradition, Michael was a member of the literary circle of Eustathios ...
mint

mint  

A place where money is coined, especially under state authority. Recorded from Old English (in form mynet ‘coin’, and of West Germanic origin) the word is related to Dutch munt and German Münze, from ...
Myrrophoroi

Myrrophoroi  

(μυροφόροι, lit. “unguentbearers”), a term sometimes applied to the half-dozen women who placed themselves at the service of Christ (cf. Synax.CP 789.7–18) but more usually confined to the women who ...
Nicaea

Nicaea  

An ancient city in Asia Minor, on the site of modern Iznik, which was important in Roman and Byzantine times. It was the site of two ecumenical councils of the early Christian Church (in 325 and ...
Pelagius of Albano

Pelagius of Albano  

Or Pelagius Galvani, cardinal-bishop of Albano near Rome (from 1213); died Montecassino, probably 30 Jan. 1230. His early life is unknown. He was most likely of Spanish (or Portuguese) origin. ...

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