Constantine VII

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Constantine VII

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(Biography) known as Porphyrogenitus. 905–59 ad, Byzantine emperor (913–59) and scholar: his writings are an important source for Byzantine history
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The Christianization of ancient ceremonies is of course almost as old as Christianity itself, and is covered by Averil Cameron in her treatment of the Byzantine Book of Ceremonies, court ritual compiled by the Emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, a tenth century sovereign whose very name tells us how conscious he was that he had been born in the purple.
Born in 912, he belonged to the influential Phocas family of Cappadocia (central Turkey); made a commander on the eastern frontier by Emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus (c.

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