Byzantine Empire

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Comment by Thomas Mavrou on January 13th, 2017 at 10:07 am


I noticed an error in the article on the Byzantine Empire; Namely that when referencing that the empire reached its greatest extent under the Macedonian dynasty of Emperors, the word Macedonian is highlighted and links to “The republic of Macedonia”.
Not is this only highly contradictory since the modern Macedonians are Slavs and were at that time bitter enemies of the Byzantine empire (especially after they formed part of the Bulgarian empire with the Slavs of Thrace and Moesia, under the Bulgar khans). It is also highly erroneous since the “Macedonian” in the Macedonian dynasty referred to the fact that the founder of the dynasty was from the “Theme of Macedonia”, which was located to the east of the historic region of Macedonia (in Thrace, actually) due to Byzantine politics.

To round it of the most accepted ethnic origin of the founder of the Macedonian dynasty is in fact Armenian.

So, you have an Armenian dynasty from Thrace, but link to a nation which is the descendants of the arch-enemies of the very dynasty the sentence in the article is about.

Hope you correct this error promptly,

// Thomas Mavrou

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on January 14th, 2017 at 1:28 pm

Thank you, Thomas for your comment. Indeed you are quite correct that the Macedonian dynasty should not link to the contemporary Republic of Macedonia. That link has been removed. Thank you again for taking the time to help make New World Encyclopedia a valuable information resource.

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