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Raiding and Warring in Monastic Ireland

Raiding and Warring in Monastic Ireland Liz¬†FitzPatrick History Ireland: Vol.1 (1993) The historiography of Irish monasticism emphasises the glory and piety of this enlightened era, with its myriad of saints espousing high art and learning, and not only moulding this … Continue reading

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A Byzantine campaign in the Balkans (594), according to Theophylact Simocatta

Theophylact Simocatta, who wrote in the early seventh century during the reign of Heraclius (Herakleios) (610-41), was the last in the succession of secular classicizing historians devoted mainly to the military, diplomatic, and political history of the Roman empire. Continue reading

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