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Aromanians (Vlachs) in Boeotia

      Aromanians (Vlachs) in Boeotia - to be assigned Βλάχοι στη Βοιωτία (24/9/2010 v.1)

 

Arvanites in Boeotia

      Arvanites in Boeotia (24/9/2010 v.1) Αρβανίτες στη Βοιωτία (24/9/2010 v.1)

In this entry we will examine the history and the mode of settlement of the Arvanites in Boeotia in the end of the Byzantine Period. The language of the Arvanites will be discussed and its relation with Albanian will be examined. The subject of the agrarian and stock breeding economy of the Arvanites is analysed, especially its transitional form. Aspects of family, kinship and marriage strategies and provisions will be described in detail. Finally, we will examine the ideology and mentality of...

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Boeotia and Boeotians: Name, Origin and Language

      Boeotia and Boeotians: Name, Origin and Language (20/2/2012 v.2) Βοιωτία και Βοιωτοί: όνομα, προέλευση και γλώσσα (20/7/2011 v.1)

The word Βοιωτία is variously transliterated into English: Boiotia (directly from the Greek), Boeotia (through Latin) or Bœotia (very old-fashioned). Boeotia constitutes a large geographic entity, inhabited, in antiquity, by the Boeotians, a combination of an immigrant stock of the boeotian Arne with incomers from Thessaly, either Cadmeans (a rather obsolete theory) or Pelasgians or even Athamanes.

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Brigandage in Boeotia in the 19th Century

      Brigandage in Boeotia in the 19th Century (24/9/2010 v.1) Ληστεία στη Βοιωτία κατά το 19ο αιώνα (24/9/2010 v.1)

After the foundation of the Greek state clear attempts to control brigandage were made. This, however, was often difficult, because of both the neighbouring Ottoman territories and the existence of armed groups that often integrated into the army or the police in critical periods, aiming at permanency. Some brigands, such as chief brigand Christos Davelis, could easily pass from one side to the other. The massacre of Dilesi in 1870, where English and Italian trevellers were held hostages and...

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Church of Boeotia in the Byzantine period

      Church of Boeotia in the Byzantine period (23/9/2010 v.1) Εκκλησία της Βοιωτίας κατά τη Βυζαντινή περίοδο (23/9/2010 v.1)

The Church of Boeotia showed a dynamic evolution from the beginnings of the 1st century A.D. and during the entire Byzantine period. Many bishops’ names survive already from the early Christian period, whereas tens of churches were founded. Local church was powerful enough during the middle Byzantine period and remained flourishing until the Latin conquest in 1204, when it was put under the jurisdiction of a Latin archbishop.

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Cultural Associations and Organizations in Boeotia

      Cultural Associations and Organizations in Boeotia - to be assigned Πολιτιστικοί σύλλογοι και οργανώσεις στη Βοιωτία - to be assigned

 

Demography, Population Movements and Migration in Boeotia during the Modern Period

      Demography, Population Movements and Migration in Boeotia during the Modern Period - to be assigned Δημογραφία, μετακινήσεις πληθυσμών και μετανάστευση στη Βοιωτία κατά τους Νεότερους χρόνους - has not been published yet

 

Ethnic Groups and Population Composition in Boeotia

      Ethnic Groups and Population Composition in Boeotia - to be assigned Εθνοτικό μωσαϊκό στη Βοιωτία των Νεότερων χρόνων (24/9/2010 v.1)

 

Human Geography of Boeotia

      Human Geography of Boeotia - to be assigned Ανθρωπογεωγραφία της Βοιωτίας - has not been published yet

 

Jews and silk trade in Byzantine Thebes

      Jews and silk trade in Byzantine Thebes (8/4/2011 v.1) Εβραίοι και εμπόριο μεταξιού στη βυζαντινή Θήβα (8/4/2011 v.1)

Silk manufacturing in Thebes began in the 11th century by local female weavers. From the early 12th century, with the arrival of Jews who were specialized in dyeing and processing raw silk, Thebes surpassed Constantinople itself in fame. There is evidence on export of silk textiles up to the end of the 14th century. According to coin evidence, the workshops found in Thebes were in operation until that time.

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Plataea (Antiquity)
Ancient settlement located in SW-Boeotia, inhabited since the Middle Neolithic ...

 
 
 
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