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Tarsus
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Tarsus

Tarsus was a city in ancient Cilicia located in the modern-day province of Mersin, Turkey. It is one of the oldest continually inhabited urban centers in the world, dating back to the Neolithic Period. It was built close by the Cydnus River...
Christianity from Judaism to Constantine: Crash Course World History #11
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Christianity from Judaism to Constantine: Crash Course World History #11

In which John Green teaches you the history of Christianity, from the beginnings of Judaism and the development of monotheism, right up to Paul and how Christianity stormed the Roman Empire in just a few hundred years. Along the way, John...
The Didache: A Moral and Liturgical Document of Instruction
Articleby John S. Knox

The Didache: A Moral and Liturgical Document of Instruction

During the early years of Christianity, many of the church leaders or "Fathers" wrote down admonishments and instruction on what it meant to be a follower of Jesus as well as what liturgical ceremonies should be followed as a believer...
Which Bible Characters are Historical
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Which Bible Characters are Historical

An explanation of the historicity (or lack thereof) of important figures from the Bible. CREDITS: Script/Narration: Matt Baker https://usefulcharts.com/ Animation: Syawish Rehman & Jack Rackam Intro music: "Lord of the Land" by Kevin MacLeod...
Byzantine Coinage
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Byzantine Coinage

The coinage of the Byzantine Empire continued that of its more ancient predecessors and functioned as a convenient method of payment for goods and services, especially to soldiers and officials, and as a means for people to pay their taxes...
Distorting Madonna in Medieval art - James Earle
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Distorting Madonna in Medieval art - James Earle

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/distorting-madonna-in-medieval-art-james-earle After Rome was destroyed, people were wary of attachment to physical beauty. As Christianity gained traction, Romans instead began to focus on the...
Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, 5th century A.D.
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Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, 5th century A.D.

More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=S2P4I_hFnFI Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, 5th century A.D. A Smarthistory video with partner Context Travel. Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker and Richard Bowen.
Holidays in the Elizabethan Era
Articleby Mark Cartwright

Holidays in the Elizabethan Era

During the Elizabethan Era (1558-1603 CE), people of all classes greatly looked forward to the many holidays and festivals on offer throughout the year. The vast majority of public holidays were also religious commemorations, and attendance...
Pilgrimage in the Byzantine Empire
Articleby Mark Cartwright

Pilgrimage in the Byzantine Empire

Pilgrimage in the Byzantine Empire involved the Christian faithful travelling often huge distances to visit such holy sites as Jerusalem or to see in person relics of holy figures and miraculous icons on show from Thessaloniki to Antioch...
Ten Commandments
Definitionby Rebecca Denova

Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments introduce the legislation received by Moses on Mt. Sinai after the Israelites escaped from Egypt (as related in the biblical book of Exodus). The "ten commandments" is often used as shorthand for the basic rules that...
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