exarchate definition

  • noun:
    • the province or part of an exarch
    • work and/or province of an exarch.
    • work, self-esteem, or administration of an exarch, and/or territory ruled by an exarch; specifically, the Byzantine dominion in Italy after its reconquest through the Ostrogoths by Narses in the 6th century, called from the money the exarchate of Ravenna. Initially it embraced all Italy, but elements of it had been rapidly lost, until only the area around Ravenna (the Romagna) had been retained by the exarch. This is conquered because of the Lombards in 751, and extracted from them by Pepin the Quick, king associated with Franks, in 755, and directed at the pope, who thus became a temporal sovereign.
    • a diocese associated with Eastern Orthodox Church
    • the province or section of an exarch
    • any office and/or province of an exarch.
    • The office, dignity, or administration of an exarch, or perhaps the territory ruled by an exarch; particularly, the Byzantine dominion in Italy as a result of its reconquest from the Ostrogoths by Narses in the middle of the 6th century, known as from the capital the exarchate of Ravenna. In the beginning it embraced all Italy, but components of it were quickly lost, until only the area around Ravenna (the Romagna) ended up being retained because of the exarch. This was conquered because of the Lombards in 751, and taken from them by Pepin the brief, king of the Franks, in 755, and fond of the pope, whom therefore became a-temporal sovereign.
    • a diocese for the Eastern Orthodox Church

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