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The Vision of Ezechiel

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The seventh and eighth centuries were times of trouble and unrest for East Rome. Almost at the same time that the Lombards were occupying Italy, the Slavs and the Avars invaded the territories west and north of Constantinople, surged over the Balkans destroying towns and communications, and in 626 besieged the metropolis. The defeat of the barbarians by the Emperor Heraclius outside Constantinople broke Avar power, but for centuries the Balkans were in the hands of different groups of Slavs …
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Related print edition pages: pp.160-177

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