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  • proper n. A family of ancient foundation, that was in fact the last dynasty ruling the Byzantine Empire.


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  • Daily Pic: A commemorative medal from 1438, by the great Italian artist Pisanello, celebrates the arrival of the Byzantine emperor John VIII Palaeologus in Italy, to discuss collective war against the Turks and the healing of the schism in the church.

    Gopnik's Daily Pic: The first commemorative medal

  • Later still, after the Crusader kingdom of Constantinople was swept away and Byzantine rule restored, the Palaeologus dynasty took the same place in popular affection.

    superversive: Gondor, Byzantium, and Feudalism

  • In the 14th century, John V Palaeologus, a vacillating nitwit, appointed the capable John VI Cantacuzenus as his co-emperor; and when Cantacuzenus tried to take over sole control of the state, he precipitated such a ferocious civil war that the empire was finally ruined and became a mere dependency of the Turks.

    superversive: Gondor, Byzantium, and Feudalism

  • Next, Pope Benedict provoked the Muslim sensitivity in a speech in September 2005 by unwittingly referring to a 1391 document based on a conversation between Byzantine Emperor Manuel II Palaeologus and a Persian Muslim scholar -- in which, the Emperor charged that Prophet Muhammad brought only violence and nothing new.

    Preserving Freedom of Expression with Provocations

  • Benedict reminds his hysterical critics that he merely quoted the Byzantine emperor, Manuel II Palaeologus, much as he might have cited Hitler, Stalin or even Godzilla: "Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and then you shall find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith that he preached."

    Sound Politics: Pope Benedict Hits His Mark

  • In the speech, the Pope referred to criticism of the Prophet Mohammad by 14th century Byzantine Emperor Manuel II Palaeologus.


  • At the end of the 14th century, Emperor Manuel II Palaeologus told of a debate he had - or so he said (its occurrence is in doubt) - with an unnamed Persian Muslim scholar.

    Pope Benedict XVI in the service of George W. Bush

  • A few cafés and restaurants were lined up along a sandy beach, at the end of which was a fortified tower, the color of an olive stone, built early in the fourteenth century by the Byzantine Emperor Andronicus II Palaeologus as a lookout against pirates.

    The Holy Mountain

  • Visits to the West, of John the First, Manuel, and John the Second, Palaeologus. —

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • VIII Palaeologus in 1273-74, hoping to stave off an - other attack from the West, overbore both the Patri arch and the Synod and, in an agreement for ecclesias - tical union, admitted the full primacy of the Roman



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